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Angelica's service club is selling flowers for a fundraiser. Each flower costs them $0.50 to purchase. They set the sale price of each flower at the purchase price plus 40%. Write and solve an equation to determine how many flowers they will need to sell to make a profit of $500. Use complete sentences to explain what each number and variable in your equation represents. Write your solution in the context of the original problem.
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it costs them $0.50 to buy each flower
they then turn around and sell each flower at $0.50 + 40% of $0.50 = 0.50 + 0.4*0.5 = 0.70 dollars
you must buy and sell 2500 flowers to get a profit of $500
you want the profit to be $500, which means
P = 0.20x
500 = 0.20x ... plug in P = 500
then solve for x