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Let n be the number of machines ...

\(\displaystyle n \cdot \dfrac{x}{24} = \dfrac{3x}{4}\)

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You could just count machine-days. How many does it take to produce x units? How many does it take to produce 3x units? How many machines will do that many machine-days of work in 4 days?

Hi Skeeter! Can you finish the problem?

Let n be the number of machines ...

\(\displaystyle n \cdot \dfrac{x}{24} = \dfrac{3x}{4}\)

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It seems that you are saying that you could not proceed further beyond skeeters response. Let us try to help by digging a little deeperHi Skeeter! Can you finish the problem?

What did the problem ask you to find?

Please re-write the equation that skeeter had derived for you?

Please tell us the variables that skeeter has used in that equation (including the definitions connecting those to the problem).

Please tell us exactly where you are stuck?

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What does 'n' stand for in the equation above?n.x/24=3x/24

This is the equation skeeter gave me!

Starting in the begining, without looking at response #2,

can you re-derive Skeeter's equation?

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Correct.n is the number of machines!

Can you re-derive skeeter's equation - from your original post? Before doing that study response #2 (made by skeeter) carefully - making sure you understand each step. If you do not understand any step - tell exactly where you are stuck.