## Wednesday, February 10, 2010

### Snowing in Centimeters

It snowed yesterday in New York, Winnipeg, Boston, and Toronto. Each city had a different amount of snow accumulation. Figure out how much it snowed in each city.

Assume 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters.
(numbers in clues are rounded to the nearest hundredth)
1. Boston and Winnipeg had a total accumulation of thirty-six and thirty-two hundredths centimeters.
2. New York and Winnipeg had a total accumulation of thirty-three and seventy-eight hundredths centimeters.
3. Winnipeg had two times more snow than Toronto.
4. New York and Toronto had a total accumulation of ten and fifteen hundredths inches.

1. Still rounding things to the nearest hundredth:

New York = 17.78 cm
Winnipeg = 16.00 cm
Boston = 20.32 cm
Toronto = 8.00cm

2. From the question we get the following equations:

B+W=36.32
N+W=33.78
N+T=25.78 (Converted Inches to Centimeters)
W=2T

Now,
Subsitute eq 4 in Eq. 2, we get
N+2T=33.78

Solve the above eq with eq. 3, we get
T=8
W=16
N=17.78
B=20.32
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