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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
Do you know "the difference of 5 and 1" = ...?
Then " 2 times" of it = ....
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?
-1 times 5 is -5 so the answer is 8 (: thank you!
I'm glad you keep the negative sign :)