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problem C

 Nov 23, 2020
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Joy buys some slices.  I don't know how many. So I will let the unknown number be represented by the letter X

Joy buys X slices.

 

How many does Ansan buy (answer in terms of X)

Then work your way through the other purchases.

Make an equation then solve it.

 

Give it a go and show us your logic so we can help you more  if you need it.

 

 

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 Nov 23, 2020
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So Anson buys 2x
kingsley buys 4-3x
jacky bought 2+5=x
annie bought 3=x
 

 Nov 23, 2020
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Not quite

 

Joy bought X

Ansen bught 2X

so far so good.

 

Kingley bought 3 less than 3 times as many slices as joy.

What is 3 times as many slices as Joy?   what is 3 less than that?

 

Jacky bought twice the sum of what joy bought and 5. 

This is badly worded but it means

But it means. 

add 5 to what Joy bought, and THEN you double it.   That is what Jacky gets.

 

The last one is similar.

 

NOW   try again.

Melody  Nov 24, 2020

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