Mathematics

# Fiona is serving iced tea and lemonade at a picnic. She has only 44 cups in which to serve the drinks. If x represents the number of glasses of iced tea and y represents the number of glasses of lemonade, which equation represents the number of drinks she can serve? 1. x – y = 44 2. 44 + y = x 3. y – x = 44 4. x = 44 – y

#### rekeyia21

3 years ago

In this question, the equation has to be determined and not the solution to the equation. For determining the correct equation, the question has to be read very minutely. Only then will it be possible to get to the correct solution for the question.
Number of cups that Fiona has for serving iced tea and lemonade = 44
Number of glasses of iced tea served = x
Number of glasses of lemonade served = y
Then the equation can be represented by
x + y = 44
x = 44 - y
So the correct option among all the options given in the question is option "4". I hope the procedure is simple enough for your understanding.

#### TDAWG2171

3 years ago

If you would like to know which equation represents the number of drinks she can serve, you can calculate this using the following steps:

44 cups
x ... the number of glasses of iced tea
y ... the number of glasses of lemonade

The number of drinks Fiona can serve:
x + y = 44
x = 44 - y

The correct result would be 4. x = 44 - y.