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cheriekeeney

  • 3 years ago

Please Help, I need help with word problem. Write the equation for this situation. The cost, T, in hundreds of dollars, at one community college is 5 more than 1/2 the number of credits, c.

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  1. dpflan
    • 3 years ago
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    OK, there a few tricks for converting the phrase to a mathematical equation. 1. 'is' is equivalent to '='

  2. cheriekeeney
    • 3 years ago
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    I can solve it if it is out of word problem i always have a hard time i'm spending all my time reading it over and over

  3. dpflan
    • 3 years ago
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    We will break convert the phrase: 'The cost, T, in hundreds of dollars, at one community college is 5 more than 1/2 the number of credits, c.' Forget the modifying phrase 'in hundreds of dollars' and where the cost is: 'at one community college' Now, you have: 'The cost, T, is 5 more than 1/2 the number of credits, c.

  4. dpflan
    • 3 years ago
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    T is 5 more than 1/2 the number of credits c

  5. cheriekeeney
    • 3 years ago
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    so would it be T=5+1/2c

  6. dpflan
    • 3 years ago
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    T = (5 more than 1/2)c

  7. dpflan
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    Well, you could be correct. There seems to be a bit ambiguity, at least to me

  8. dpflan
    • 3 years ago
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    So, you have said 'T = 5 + 1/2*c' and perhaps 'T = (5+1/2) * c' , But now that I think about, your answer seems best.

  9. dpflan
    • 3 years ago
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    nice work

  10. cheriekeeney
    • 3 years ago
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    thank you so much i am 40yr old and finally understand word problems

  11. dpflan
    • 3 years ago
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    That's awesome! It seems that you've got the hang of it ;) Surely, learning does just take time.

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