Algebra 1 word question about involving quadric equations and functions

Algebra
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Kedra earned $192 from the sale of flower arrangements that she had made. If she had charged $8 more apiece, she could have sold two fewer arrangements and still have earned the same amount. How many arrangements did Kedra sell. 

Jun 3rd, 2015

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Let she sold x arrangements... @ $y each

hence    xy = 192   from here we can write  y = 192/x

Next if shw would have sold (x-2) pieces at $(y+8)  then 

(x-2)(y+8) = 192

solving we get   (x-2)( 192/x +8) = 192

or we can write , (x-2) (192+8x) = 192x

or, 192x+8x^2 -384 -16x =192x

or , 8x^2 -16x-384 =0

we can write it as 8(x+6)(x-8) = 0   hence x = -6  or x = 8

since she can not sell Negative arrangments there fore we will omit x = -6

Answer = she sold  8 arrangements

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