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A high school is having a talent contest and will give different prizes for the best 5 acts in the show. First place wins the most money, and each place after that wins $50 less than fhe previous place. Create an equation that can be used to determine the total amount of prize money based on the value of the first place prize. Use one variable and define your unknowns. 

Guest Feb 20, 2018

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First prize =                  x dollars

second =                      x-50

third = x-50 - 50  =       x-100

fourth = x-100-50 =      x-150

fifth = x-150 -50 =        x- 200

 

Total money is all of these added together

 

x + (x-50) + (x-100) + (x-150) + (x-200)     simplfies to

Total Money = 5x - 500

ElectricPavlov  Feb 20, 2018
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Best Answer

First prize =                  x dollars

second =                      x-50

third = x-50 - 50  =       x-100

fourth = x-100-50 =      x-150

fifth = x-150 -50 =        x- 200

 

Total money is all of these added together

 

x + (x-50) + (x-100) + (x-150) + (x-200)     simplfies to

Total Money = 5x - 500

ElectricPavlov  Feb 20, 2018

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