Okay... just having a lil fun had to take a break from online lectures and problem solving and my husband and I got silly and thought about this concept.
Your on a boat mother fucker for 5 days with Kid Rock & Twisted Brown Trucker and 2000 fans/friends plus several other kick-ass artists. You know you need to sleep so you don't fall over, but time won't allow because you may just be having the best time of our life. A typical sleep consists of 8 hours per 24 hour period. Using X as the unknown variable for hours of sleep you will get in the 5 days on the boat... solve the equation.
I knew this Algebra course would come in handy.
We can also work this out for buckets of beer per day being that they are about 30 bucks with tips and fees - five beers per bucket... Using X for how many beers can we drink in 5 days with 500 bucks....lol