*I get what its asking me to do but I am confused*
Jamal and Tanya use two different containers to carry water to a pool.
-Jamal makes A trips to the pool, and Tanya makes B trips to the pool.
-Jamal’s container holds x gallons of water, and Tanya’s container holds y gallons.
Write an expression that represents the total amount of water carried to the pool.
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Let's look at Jamal first.
A is the number of trips Jamal makes.
Jamal's container holds x gallons of water.
In A trips, how much water does Jamal carry?
1 trip ---> 1 * x gallons = x
2 trips ---> 2 * x gallons = 2x
3 trips ---> 3 * x gallons = 3x
A trips ---> ___ * x gallons = ____
Follow the pattern above. In A trips, how much water does Jamal carry?
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A trips ---> 4 * x gallons = 4x ???
You gave me the next step in the pattern.
If I want to know how much Jamal carries in 4 trips, he carries 4x. That is correct.
That is not what I was asking, though.
You did 4 trips ---> 4 * x gallons.
Now we need to use the letter A to mean a number we don't know.
Use A itself in the expression.
In 4 trips ---> 4 * x gallons
In A trips ---> ___ * x gallons
What goes in the blank.
5? or a variable
A variable, and the variable we are using is A.
A means the number of trips Jamal makes.
Alright yes I get that
Ax + By ?
Jamal carries x gallons per trip. Jamal makes A trips.
Jamal carries a total of Ax gallons.
Now we do the same for Tanya.
Tanya carries y gallons in each trip. Tanya makes B trips.
Tanya carries a total of By gallons.
The total carried by both Jamal and Tanya is
Ax + By
Alright! See I was just a bit confused on what tanya and jamal were doing lo. Thanks for the help!
You're welcome. I hope that by breaking up the problem into Jamal's part and Tanya's part it made it easier for you to understand it.