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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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x= number of regular fares 1200-x= number of discount fares .80x+.40(1200-x)=780
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No, I'm still stuck

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