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A company charges $2 for each balloon in an arrangement and a $3 delivery fee. You have $9 to spend. How many balloons can you purchase?

 Apr 29, 2021
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I would say you could purchase 3 balloons.

 

If each balloon costs $2 and you need to pay a $3 delivery fee, then you would set up an equation:

 

p = $2x + $3 where p is the total price and x is the number of balloons.

 

Now we would substitute different numbers in for x:

 

p = $2(1) + $3

p = $2 + $3

p = $5

 

p = $2(2) + $3

p = $4 + $3

p = $7

 

p = $2(3) + $3

p = $6 + $3

p = $9

 

Now, knowing that we have $9 to spend, the max amount of balloons we can buy is 3. :)

 Apr 29, 2021
edited by RJR007  Apr 29, 2021
edited by RJR007  Apr 29, 2021

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