A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

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.

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I need help understanding the question and to figure out how to solve it my brain just cant get the hang of math today.

  2. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    First, find out the price they will be selling the flowers at.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    would it be.70?

  4. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Yes! :) Now, the whole equation needs to equal 500. So, Profit - cost of roses = 500

  5. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    What would x represent?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    would the number of flowers they need to sell be 2500?

  7. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    I'm not even sure of that myself yet, since I haven't solved the formula. But the question asks you to find the formula, so lets focus on that first. :)

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    o ok

  9. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    So qhat woud the x in the formula represent?

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    profit

  11. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Sorry, my earlier formula was wrong: Money received - cost of buying = profit

  12. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    You already have the profit given, which is 500

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    so money received would be x

  14. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Well, x which actually be the amount of flowers, since that's the only variable you don't know.

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    o

  16. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Money received would be 70c per flower, right? and cost would be 50c per flower.

  17. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    All of that needs to equal $500. So how would you make that into a formula?

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    so you would get a profit of .20c per flower and if you dived that into 500 you get 2500 right

  19. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Yep!

  20. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    So .2x = 500. There's your formula!

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    thank you so much

  22. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Yep! No problem! If I helped, please consider giving me a medal. :)

  23. hlambach
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Oh, thank you!

  24. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    xD np

  25. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.