A writing workshop enrolls novelists and poets in a ratio of 5:3. There are 24 people at the workshop. How many novelists are there? How many poets are there? Write a system of equations to model each situation. Solve by any method.
There are 15 novelists and 9 artists. I did it in my head though, but I'll show what I did. 5+3=8 8x=24 X=3 3x5=15 novelists 3x3=9 artists
Novelists 5= 15 Poets 3= 9 Total 8= 24