algebra

Asked by poojathally | 19th Feb, 2010, 10:01: PM

Expert Answer:

R - Initial number of rows, S - Initial number of seats per row.

RS - Initial total number of seats.

As we do 2R, we get S-10, and total number of seats also increase,

(2R)(S-10) = RS + 300

2RS - 20R = RS + 300

But R = S  ..........Number of rows was equal to the number of seats in each row.

2R2 - 20R = R2 + 300

R2 - 20R - 300 = 0

R = [20±(400+1200)]/2 = 30 and -10.

(1) The number of rows in original arrangement were, 30.

(2) The number of seats after the rearrangment were, (30)(30) + 300 = 1200.

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Answered by  | 20th Feb, 2010, 05:47: AM

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