u0422811 wrote:

Dick has adopted a school in the inner city. Each month he provides a certain amount of money to be divided among the students who make the honor roll. How much money does Dick donate each month?

1) If there were 5 less honor students next month it would result in a $2 increase per honor student.

2) If there were 4 more honor students it would result in a $1 cut per honor student.

Let there be n students, and lets say each gets $x.

(1) The extra 5x is distributed amongst the rest. So (5x/(n-5)) = 2 Or 5x=2n-10.Not enough to know both x and n.

(2) (xn/(n+4)) = (x-1) OR xn = xn+4x-n-4 OR 4x=n+4. Again not enough to know both x and n.

(1)+(2) : 2 equations in x and n which is clearly enough to solve.

Answer is (C)

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