A truck gets stuck under a bridge. Several low trucks are unable to pull it out. At last a little boy walks up and asks the adults trying to free the truck why they haven't let the air out of the truck's tires. What was their oversight due to?
The oversight of the adults was due to the concept of Fixation. In this case, the adults became so focused on the problem in front of them that they were unable to adopt a new perspective that would allow them to search for alternative solutions.
Explain two ways you could solve 20= 5(-3 + X)
1) divide by 5 first 2) distribute the 5 first
Paula needs to replace the floor in her family room since her cat peed in several places. She wants to put down both vinyl flooring and carpet in the room. The carpet she selected costs $2 per square foot. The vinyl floor covering costs $1 per square foot. She has $500 to spend on material and must cover an area of 300 square feet. How much carpet and vinyl flooring will she buy to meet her requirements?
c= amount of carpet flooring : v= amount of vinyl flooring 2c + 1v= 500 v= 100 sq. ft. c + v= 300 c= 200 sq. ft.