Two groups of people need to get across a lake. The first group has 36 people. Its boats can carry 5 passengers. The second group has 24 people. Its boats can carry only 4 passengers.
Which group needs more boats?
follow the steps to solve the problem.
1. Group 1 is represented by the equation 5x = 36. Solve this equation for x. Show your work.
2. How many boats does group 1 need? Explain your answer.
3. Write and solve an equation to find how many boats group 2 needs. Show your work.