Suppose you are in the market for a new home and are interested in a new housing community under construction in a another city.
a) The sales representative informs you that there are 2 floor plans are available, and that there are a total of 56 houses available. Use x to represent no. of houses having the floor plan no. 1 and y to represent no. of houses having the floor plan no.2. Write an equation that describes the situation.