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linhhhdoi

  • 4 years ago

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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  1. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    x= number of regular fares 1200-x= number of discount fares .80x+.40(1200-x)=780

  2. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Can you solve the equation?

  3. linhhhdoi
    • 4 years ago
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    No, I'm still stuck

  4. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Multiply every term by 100 to remove all the decimal points.

  5. linhhhdoi
    • 4 years ago
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    I still don't get it

  6. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    80x+40(1200-x)=78000

  7. linhhhdoi
    • 4 years ago
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    then do i plug in my answer into the equation or something?

  8. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Remove the parentheses by using the distributive property

  9. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    80x+48000-40x=78000 40x+48000=78000 40x=30000 x=750 750 people paid the regular fare.

  10. linhhhdoi
    • 4 years ago
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    Where is the 48000 from?

  11. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    40 times 12000

  12. linhhhdoi
    • 4 years ago
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    Ohh i see. I get it now. Thank you!

  13. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    yw

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