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drooble122

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- Homework Statement
- See attached.

- Relevant Equations
- Trying to put word problems into algebraic symbols

I have great difficulty understanding the solution. I'll go through it line by line:

c boys can mow a acres in b days. This condition is from the problem and I understand it.

1 boy can mow a acres in bc days. Why not b/c days? After all isn't 1 boy from c/c=1?

n boys, or 1 man, can mow a acres in bc/n days. Why suddenly divide by n?

And then I'm totally lost from here.