In college, summer vacation is five days more than 5 times the length of winter break. Spring break is one-third as long as winter break. If winter break is r days long, how many days off do college students receive for the three breaks?
If r equals the number of days for winter break then the length of summer break is
and the length of spring break is
To get the total number of days, add all three together to get
Since there are no numerical values expressed the value in days can not be found.
You can only express this in terms of
This is the same as:
Breaking the question down into its component parts:
Let summer break be
Let spring break be
Let winter break be
Summer vacation is
5 day more than
the length of winter break
Spring break is
as long as
If winter break is
If declared in the question you must use the notation they define.
The total days of expressed in terms of