anonymous
  • anonymous
A city bus collected $780 in fares on one day. The price of a regular fare was $0.80, and the price of a discount fare was $0.40. If a total of 1200 people paid the fares on this bus, how many people paid the regular fare? A 1000 B 1950 C 600 D 750
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katieb
  • katieb
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
x= number of regular fares 1200-x= number of discount fares .80x+.40(1200-x)=780
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Can you solve the equation?
anonymous
  • anonymous
No, I'm still stuck

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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Multiply every term by 100 to remove all the decimal points.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I still don't get it
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
80x+40(1200-x)=78000
anonymous
  • anonymous
then do i plug in my answer into the equation or something?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Remove the parentheses by using the distributive property
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
80x+48000-40x=78000 40x+48000=78000 40x=30000 x=750 750 people paid the regular fare.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Where is the 48000 from?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
40 times 12000
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ohh i see. I get it now. Thank you!
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
yw

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