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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. 

???

 Feb 7, 2021
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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

 

cool cool cool

 Feb 7, 2021

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