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A school hired a number of buses and matatus to transport a group of students to Lake Nakuru. The number of matatus was three times the number of buses. The hire charges were sh 3 500 per matatu and sh 6 500 per bus. The total cost of hiring the vehicles was sh 17 000. Each matatu can carry 13 students while a bus can carry five times as many.
a) Determine the number
i. of buses hired
ii. of matatus hired.
b) Calculate the number of students transported to Lake Nakuru if each vehicle was filled to capacity and no vehicle made a double trip.
c) Each student contributed sh 85 towards the cost of the trip and the school paid the remaining amount. How much money did the school pay?