Dana was picking strawberries to sell and placing them in baskets on a table. The number of strawberries in the basket is 4 more than the number of baskets on a table. If b represents the number of baskets on each table, which expression can be used to represent the number of strawberries on 5 tables?

5b^{4}

5(b + 4)

5b(b + 4)

5b + 4

Guest Jul 9, 2014

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I don't think that is quite right snip3s

Just imagine that there are 3 baskets on each table

then there would be 3+4=7 strawberries in each basket.

On one table there would be 3(3+4) strawberries (that is 3 baskets with 7 strawberries in each)

On 5 tables there would be 5*3(3+4) strawberries.

NOW just replace the 3baskets with b baskets

5*b(b+4) = 5b(b+4) strawberries.

Melody
Jul 10, 2014

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5b+4 because there are 4 MORE than the amount in the baskets so there are 5 tables but we dont know the total amount of strawberries so the answer would be 5b+4

snip3s
Jul 9, 2014

#2**+5 **

Best Answer

I don't think that is quite right snip3s

Just imagine that there are 3 baskets on each table

then there would be 3+4=7 strawberries in each basket.

On one table there would be 3(3+4) strawberries (that is 3 baskets with 7 strawberries in each)

On 5 tables there would be 5*3(3+4) strawberries.

NOW just replace the 3baskets with b baskets

5*b(b+4) = 5b(b+4) strawberries.

Melody
Jul 10, 2014