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anonymous
 one year ago
*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.
anonymous
 one year ago
*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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mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Let'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?

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Jamal: 1 trip > 1 * x gallons = x 2 trips > 2 * x gallons = 2x 3 trips > 3 * x gallons = 3x ... A trips > ___ * x gallons = ____

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Follow the pattern above. In A trips, how much water does Jamal carry?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A trips > 4 * x gallons = 4x ???

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You 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.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2A variable, and the variable we are using is A. A means the number of trips Jamal makes. dw:1440042495958:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright yes I get that

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1440042629388:dw

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Jamal 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

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright! See I was just a bit confused on what tanya and jamal were doing lo. Thanks for the help!

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You'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.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It actually did! Thank again. @mathstudent55

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Great. You're welcome.
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