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Solving a Word Problem Subject to Constraints

Joe has to take a test which consists of short-answer questions worth 9 points each and essay questions worth 25 points each. He must do at least 9 short-answer questions, but won't have time to do more than 10. He has to answer at least 3 essay questions, but can't spend time to do more than 10. If no more than 19 questions can be done, what is his maximum score?

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Let x be the number short-answer questions and y be the number of essay ...

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A word problem is solved subject to constraints.