## An office manager reported that he spent $350 on gifts for employees. He said that $240 was spent on clothing with each man receiving a $20

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An office manager reported that he spent $350 on gifts for employees. He said that $240 was spent on clothing with each man receiving a $20 T-shirt and each woman receiving a $40 sweatshirt. He said that $110 was spent on desk accessories with each man receiving a $5 calendar and each woman receiving a $15 stapler. If m equals the number of men and wequals the number of women, the system of equations that represents the expenses is as follows:

m+2w=12

m+3w=22

Solve the system, showing all steps, and then discuss the reasonableness of the answer.

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Answer:The correct answer is the solution of the system of equations are w = 10 and m = -8. The answer is not at all reasonable.Step-by-step explanation:The two system of equations are

m + 2w = 12 and m + 3w = 22where m and w represent the number of men and women working in an office.We

subtract both the sides with each otherin order to solve the system of equation.⇒ m + 3w – m – 2w = 22 – 12⇒ w = 10.⇒ m = -8.The values of w and m are

not reasonableat all. Sincem and w represent the number of men and women in an office, they cannot be less than zero.