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Thatyoungbuttercup
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Act problem: the community orchestra will give 18 performances this season. A season ticket cost $60 each, and a single performance cost $ 5 each. Huong purchased a season ticket. What is the minimum number of performances Huong must attend to save money by buying the season ticket instead of buying single performance tickets for the performances she already attended?
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group Title
Act problem: the community orchestra will give 18 performances this season. A season ticket cost $60 each, and a single performance cost $ 5 each. Huong purchased a season ticket. What is the minimum number of performances Huong must attend to save money by buying the season ticket instead of buying single performance tickets for the performances she already attended?
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
it costs $60 to buy a season ticket and it costs $5 for a single ticket
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yashar806 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
satellite i have littile question, which you helped me previously
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if he goes to x concerts, then he will spend 5x dollars (buying single tickets only)
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so you need to solve 5x = 60 for x to find when he will spend $60 on buying single tickets only
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
tell me what you get
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So it would be 12?
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
good, so the minimum is 13 because buying 13 single tickets will cost 13*5 = 65 dollars compare this with a season pass which only costs $60 so you're saving $5 if you buy a season pass (and you go to 13 concerts)
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
make sense?
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Wait but would'nt 12 be the answer then? and isnt 12 the minimum not 13?
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
12 is when the two prices are equal
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the answer isn't 12 because you could buy a season pass or 12 individual tickets and it wouldnt' matter
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
13 is when you start saving money with the season pass
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so then the answer is 13 is how many performances she would be able to see with the season ticket instead of the singl performance ticket right?
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
exactly
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that's the point where you would choose a season pass over a single ticket
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and 12 would be a distractor because a student like me would just divide 5 by 60 to find the # of tickets but the amount of performances he might see with the season ticket right?
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
12 is where the two are equal, so buying either one won't save you money
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
which is why you bump it up from 12 to 13
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Do you know any possible answers a student might get if he did it a wrong way? i already got 2 of the answers i just need 2 more possible distractors though
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hmm not sure what you mean by this
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
like just two more wrong answers?
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
usually you try to get to the answer, not the wrong answer lol
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol true but yeah i need 2 more wrong answers>.<
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hmm well just anything below 13 will work (as a wrong answer) example: 10*5 = 50 which is less than 60, so the individual tickets are still cheaper if you just go to 10 concerts
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
or if you go to 9 concerts, then 9*5 = 45 , which is also less than 60 so it's still cheaper to buy individual tickets
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wait so is 13 the right answer then? cause the question is what is the minimum numbr of performscs the person must attend to save $ by using the season ticket instad of buying single performance tickets for the permances she attends/
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes 13 is the min
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
13 or above is where you start saving
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol you're gona kill me>.< i need one last wrong answer lol
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
lol anything below 13 works, so 9, 10, or 11 works as a wrong answer
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Thatyoungbuttercup Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol thank you very much! ^^
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jim_thompson5910 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you're welcome
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