SOLUTION: I need to check my math on this one. I always put the answers in the wrong order: Two rainstorms occurred in one week in a certain area. The first storm lasted 20 hours, and th

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 43073: I need to check my math on this one. I always put the answers in the wrong order: Two rainstorms occurred in one week in a certain area. The first storm lasted 20 hours, and the second storm lasted 40 hours, for a total 1800mL of rain. What was the rate of rainfall for each of the two storms if the sum of the two rates was 55mL per hour? 1st storm ____ mL per hour 2nd storm ____ mL per hourAnswer by Paul(988)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the first rainfall be x Let the second rainfall be y EQUATION 1: x+y=55 y=55-x (subsitution) EQUATION 2: 20x+40y=1800 20x+40(55-x)=1800 -20x=-400 x=20 y=55-20 y=35 Hence, the first rainfall was 20mlph and the second one was at 35mlph. Paul.