Ben has $19 to spend.
He spent $7.25, including tax, to buy a notebook.
He needs to save $2.75 but he wants to buy a snack.
If pretzels cost $0.50 per package including tax, what inequality would show the maximum number of packages that Ben can buy?
Solve your inequality by showing your work and steps.
DEAR GOD, PLEASE HELP ME.
- what is the inequality for this problem?
- how do I solve the inequality.
Amt left after buying a notebook= 19 - 7.25 = 11.75
If he needs to save 2.75, then he has 11.75 - 2.75 = $9 left to spend
So...let P bet the number of packages he could buy
.50P ≤ 9 ⇒ the inequality ....divide both sides by .50
P ≤ 18 .......he can buy up to 18 packages