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sylinan

  • 3 years ago

help please! Sarah’s dad tells her she can have the greater of the following two amounts for her allowance (in dollars): 2 times the difference of 5 and 1 5 times 1 minus 2 What is Sarah’s allowance, in dollars? Numerical Answers Expected

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  1. Chlorophyll
    • 3 years ago
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    Do you know "the difference of 5 and 1" = ...?

  2. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    4?

  3. Chlorophyll
    • 3 years ago
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    Then " 2 times" of it = ....

  4. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    8?

  5. Chlorophyll
    • 3 years ago
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    So $8 is the first option! Do same thing for the second choice: " 1 minus 2 " = ... Then " 5 times 1 minus 2 " = ... Compare which one is higher?

  6. sylinan
    • 3 years ago
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    -1 times 5 is -5 so the answer is 8 (: thank you!

  7. Chlorophyll
    • 3 years ago
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    I'm glad you keep the negative sign :)

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