Andrea has $18 to spend. She spent $6.50, including tax, to buy a notebook. She needs to save $5.75, but she wants to buy a snack. If candy bars cost $1.15 per package including tax, what inequality would show the maximum number of packages that Andrea can buy? Solve your inequality by showing your work and steps.

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Let the number of candy bar packages be n .

$18 - $6.50 - $1.15n ≥ $5.75

Now we can drop the dollar signs from every number and simplify.

18 - 6.5 - 1.15n ≥ 5.75

11.5 - 1.15n ≥ 5.75

Subtract 11.5 from both sides of the inequality.

-1.15n ≥ -5.75

Divide both sides by -1.15 and flip the inequality sign.

n ≤ 5

The number candy bar packages must be less than or equal to 5 . The maximum number is 5 .

hectictar
Feb 2, 2018

#1**+2 **

Best Answer

Let the number of candy bar packages be n .

$18 - $6.50 - $1.15n ≥ $5.75

Now we can drop the dollar signs from every number and simplify.

18 - 6.5 - 1.15n ≥ 5.75

11.5 - 1.15n ≥ 5.75

Subtract 11.5 from both sides of the inequality.

-1.15n ≥ -5.75

Divide both sides by -1.15 and flip the inequality sign.

n ≤ 5

The number candy bar packages must be less than or equal to 5 . The maximum number is 5 .

hectictar
Feb 2, 2018