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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.
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.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I need help understanding the question and to figure out how to solve it my brain just cant get the hang of math today.

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1First, find out the price they will be selling the flowers at.

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes! :) Now, the whole equation needs to equal 500. So, Profit  cost of roses = 500

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What would x represent?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would the number of flowers they need to sell be 2500?

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'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. :)

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So qhat woud the x in the formula represent?

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Sorry, my earlier formula was wrong: Money received  cost of buying = profit

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You already have the profit given, which is 500

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so money received would be x

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, x which actually be the amount of flowers, since that's the only variable you don't know.

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Money received would be 70c per flower, right? and cost would be 50c per flower.

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1All of that needs to equal $500. So how would you make that into a formula?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you would get a profit of .20c per flower and if you dived that into 500 you get 2500 right

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So .2x = 500. There's your formula!

hlambach
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yep! No problem! If I helped, please consider giving me a medal. :)
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