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## A shark was caught whose tail weighted 200 pounds. The head of the shark weighted as much as its tail plus half its body. Its body weighted as much as its head and tail. What is the weight of the shark?

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roki112 (51)· last monthAns : 1600 pounds

oxygen02 (45)· last monthLet the weight of tail = t

Let the weight of body = b

Let the weight of head = h

t = 200

h= t+ b/2

b = h+t

By substitution:

h = 200+b/2

2h= 400 + b

2h- b = 400....(1)

and

b= h+200

h-b = -200....(2)

Subtract (2) from (1)

(1) 2h-b = 400

(2) -h+b = 200

h= 600

And, since,

b= h+200

b=600+200

b=800

The fish weighed 200+600+800= 1600 pounds

The answer is 1600 pounds

prince121 (60)· last month1600 pounds

chekohler (59)· last month1600