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anonymous
 5 years ago
Can someone please help me?!?!
anonymous
 5 years ago
Can someone please help me?!?!

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I need help trying to figure out equations for a few word problems. i have a test tomorrow and ive been struggling with this for days now, on the verge of tears. Here's the problem: ** Jason paid five times as much for his computer as he did for his printer. He paid a total of $1320 for both items. What did each item cost?**

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0all you have to do is translate each word :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right, but when I do and try to put an equation together, it seems impossible to solve.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I dont want anyone to do my homework for me, I just need help trying to figure out and understand an equation for the word problems.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Take the first sentence. Choose a variable for how much he paid for his computer and another variable for how much he paid for his printer.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right, C=Computer, P= Printer

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then write the equation given by the first sentence. And a second equation for the second sentence.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"Jason paid five times as much for his computer as he did for his printer"

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's not an equation.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then that's where Im stuck and obviously having problems

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If he pays 4 dollars for the printer. How much did the computer cost?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right. So let me rephrase the sentence and you tell me if my version means the same thing.. "The amount Jason payed for the computer was five times what he paid for the printer"

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Im crying! I cant get passed (C*5)+P=1320 (his total), right? Or am I getting ahead of myself?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0figure out what C is equal to in terms of P so you can plug that in to your equation with only one variable

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Was my version of the sentence equivalent to the original?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes. So it would be C*5=P?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if C=20, what would the printer cost be by that equation?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And that's not right. He was supposed to only pay 4 dollars if the computer was 20

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0C = 5P ^ Amount for the computer ^ was ^five times the printer

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is frustrating for me. So I had to switch the C and P?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OH! I get it now. So the first part of my equation would be C=5*P

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is the first equation. The second equation comes from the next sentence. "He paid a total of $1320 for both items"

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If P is the amount for the printer, and C is the amount for the computer. What is the equation we can infer from this statement?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If C is the amount you pay for the computer. And P is the amount for the printer. Then the total amount would be C + P

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0C+5P would be the amount if you buy 1 computer and 5 printers.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the 5 times is already what the total is for P?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you know C + P = 1320 right. so replace C with your other equation and solve for P

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You aren't buying 5 of anything. You buy 1 C and 1 P. and the total was 1320.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now you can take what you know about C (=5P) and replace C in the equation to find what P is.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But i still dont have an equation. And I wont be able to figure out how to solve it. This is really confusing!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Since C = 5P, 5P + P = 1320

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I do appreciate your time, I hope you dont feel like its a waste. Thank you very much! <3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you follow the process we used here?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So there's 2 separate equations because we are trying to figure out 2 different amounts, right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the total price of the computer and printer together is 1320 dollars, which means that C + P = 1320....and you know that the computer is five times more expensive than the printer, which is C = 5P.... so if C =5P and C + P =1320, then replace the C in the second equation and you have 5P + P = 1320

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, I think I got it. So, how will I be able to solve it? I know I need to figure out what C is first, right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There's two equations because there are two different pieces of information given in the problem.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, you have 5P + P = 1320. You solve for P

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now with that just solve for P... then P is the price of your printer so once you solve for it, the price of your computer is the total price minus the price of the printer

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok. I would divide 5 from 1320 which is 244. P=244 Then I would take the 1320 and minus that by 244 to get C. C=1076 Is this correct?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05P + P = 1320 is the same as 6P = 1320....so you divide 1320 by 6

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok. So 6 divided by 1320 = 220 P=220

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then subtract 220 from 1320 and that equals C C=1100 Is this correct?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0LOL! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I got one more before I go to bed. Are you up for helping me on it?
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