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Thatyoungbuttercup

  • one year ago

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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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    it costs $60 to buy a season ticket and it costs $5 for a single ticket

  2. yashar806
    • one year ago
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    satellite i have littile question, which you helped me previously

  3. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    if he goes to x concerts, then he will spend 5x dollars (buying single tickets only)

  4. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    so you need to solve 5x = 60 for x to find when he will spend $60 on buying single tickets only

  5. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    tell me what you get

  6. Thatyoungbuttercup
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    So it would be 12?

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    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)

  8. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    make sense?

  9. Thatyoungbuttercup
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    Wait but would'nt 12 be the answer then? and isnt 12 the minimum not 13?

  10. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    12 is when the two prices are equal

  11. jim_thompson5910
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    the answer isn't 12 because you could buy a season pass or 12 individual tickets and it wouldnt' matter

  12. jim_thompson5910
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    13 is when you start saving money with the season pass

  13. Thatyoungbuttercup
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    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?

  14. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    exactly

  15. jim_thompson5910
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    that's the point where you would choose a season pass over a single ticket

  16. Thatyoungbuttercup
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    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?

  17. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    12 is where the two are equal, so buying either one won't save you money

  18. jim_thompson5910
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    which is why you bump it up from 12 to 13

  19. Thatyoungbuttercup
    • one year ago
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    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

  20. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    hmm not sure what you mean by this

  21. jim_thompson5910
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    like just two more wrong answers?

  22. jim_thompson5910
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    usually you try to get to the answer, not the wrong answer lol

  23. Thatyoungbuttercup
    • one year ago
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    lol true but yeah i need 2 more wrong answers>.<

  24. jim_thompson5910
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    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

  25. jim_thompson5910
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    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

  26. Thatyoungbuttercup
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    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/

  27. jim_thompson5910
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    yes 13 is the min

  28. jim_thompson5910
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    13 or above is where you start saving

  29. Thatyoungbuttercup
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    lol you're gona kill me>.< i need one last wrong answer lol

  30. jim_thompson5910
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    lol anything below 13 works, so 9, 10, or 11 works as a wrong answer

  31. Thatyoungbuttercup
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    lol thank you very much! ^-^

  32. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    you're welcome

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