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Obviously, it should be titled: "Steak and Chicken Dinner Problem"

A wedding reception will have 200 guests and the dinner budget is $9,000.

```
Wedding Catering Prices:
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Chicken Dinner: $40
Steak Dinner: $50
```

What is the highest number of steak dinners you can serve at this reception, and stay within the budget?

Let x = maximum number of steak dinners.

Now express the number of chicken digits, in terms of the number of the

number of steak dinners.

Cost per steak dinner * number of steak dinners + cost per chicken dinner(200 - x) = 9,000

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```
50x + 40(200-x) = 9,000
50x + 8000 -40x = 9,000
10x + 8000 = 9,000
10x = 1,000
x = 100
steak dinners = 100
chicken dinners = 100
100 * 50 = 5,000
100 * 40 = 4,000
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200 $9,000
Could we squeeze in just one more steak dinner?
101 * 50 = 5050
99 * 40 = 3960
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200 $9,010 (nope, over budget)
```

This would be done in just a few lines of code, using the above math. A short and sweet way to solve this kind of problem.

*Edited 5 Years Ago by Adak*: Steak and Chicken Dinner Problem