anonymous
  • anonymous
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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chestercat
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I need help understanding the question and to figure out how to solve it my brain just cant get the hang of math today.
hlambach
  • hlambach
First, find out the price they will be selling the flowers at.
anonymous
  • anonymous
would it be.70?

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hlambach
  • hlambach
Yes! :) Now, the whole equation needs to equal 500. So, Profit - cost of roses = 500
hlambach
  • hlambach
What would x represent?
anonymous
  • anonymous
would the number of flowers they need to sell be 2500?
hlambach
  • hlambach
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. :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
o ok
hlambach
  • hlambach
So qhat woud the x in the formula represent?
anonymous
  • anonymous
profit
hlambach
  • hlambach
Sorry, my earlier formula was wrong: Money received - cost of buying = profit
hlambach
  • hlambach
You already have the profit given, which is 500
anonymous
  • anonymous
so money received would be x
hlambach
  • hlambach
Well, x which actually be the amount of flowers, since that's the only variable you don't know.
anonymous
  • anonymous
o
hlambach
  • hlambach
Money received would be 70c per flower, right? and cost would be 50c per flower.
hlambach
  • hlambach
All of that needs to equal $500. So how would you make that into a formula?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so you would get a profit of .20c per flower and if you dived that into 500 you get 2500 right
hlambach
  • hlambach
Yep!
hlambach
  • hlambach
So .2x = 500. There's your formula!
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you so much
hlambach
  • hlambach
Yep! No problem! If I helped, please consider giving me a medal. :)
hlambach
  • hlambach
Oh, thank you!
anonymous
  • anonymous
xD np

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