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steve816
 one year ago
Help! Why do I suck at word problems so much :(
I am good with equations and stuff, but when I stare at a word problem I suffer because I don't know how to set up the equation!!!
steve816
 one year ago
Help! Why do I suck at word problems so much :( I am good with equations and stuff, but when I stare at a word problem I suffer because I don't know how to set up the equation!!!

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0same. bruh you needa like rip the paper and ya thats how you do et

pooja195
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1How bout u post the problem ???

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wendy, a loan officer at a bank, has $1,000,000 to lend and is required to obtain an average return of 18% per year. If she can lend at a rate of 19% or at the rate of 16%, how much can she lend at the 16% rate and still meet her requirement? I've been staring at this problem for half an hour and I don't even know where to start!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you have to start by making a variable to represent what you are trying to find write it out (spend the ink)

pooja195
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Let x = amount loaned at 16%.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would write "let \(x\) be the amount lent at 16%"

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then since the total lent is one million, the amount lent at 19% must be what?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hint, your answer has to have an x in it

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ummm, do I create a new variable???

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0D: This doesn't make sense to me

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0use one , it is easier

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok let me ask you this suppose you invest $400,000 at 16% what gets invested at 19%?

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh! would it be 400,000  x

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let me ask again the total is one million you invest 400,000 at 16% how much is left to invest at 19%?

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait, where the the 400,000 come from?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0after you do it with 400,000 we can do it with 700,000 and with 20,000 so we understand what we are doing and it is not so mysterious

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Man, this is really confusing, I feel really stupid.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i will give an example i have a million dollars to invest (yeah right) i invest $200,000 at 16% that leaves me with $800,000 to invest at 19% clear?

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oooooh, yes that makes sense.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok now your turn you have one million to invest you invest $400,000 at 16% how much do you have left to invest at 19%?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok good now another you have one million to invest you invest $20 at 16% how much do you have left to invest at 19%?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yay now lets cut to the chase you invest \(x\) at 16% how much do you have left to invest at 19%? your answer must have an x in it

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok good in summery ( we are not done) you invest \(x\) at 16% and that leaves you \(1,000,000x\) so invest at 19% next...

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you want to average 18% of the one million what is 18% of one million?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so now how much do we make on the \(x\) dollars? 16% so we need to write 16% of x in math that is \[.16x\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0on account of 16% means 0.16 and "of" means \(\times\) clear?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so how much do we make on the \(1,000,000x\) dollars invested at 19%?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hint, it is going to look a lot like \(.16x\) only with \(.19\) instead of \(.16\) and \(1,000,000x\) instead of \(x\)

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh, it would be .19(1,000,000  x)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and now we can add them up to get the total amount made

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0just put a plus sign between the two expressions

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So add the 2 expressions and make it equal to 180,000?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well greater than or equal to but lets just make it equal

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0.16x + .19(1,000,000  x) = 180,000

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yay, now I can finish this. Setting up the equation really is the hard part for me.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok it is easier to solve by multplyying both sides by 100 and solving \[16x+19(1,000,000x)=18,000,000\]

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.016x + 19,000,000  19x = 18,000,000 3x + 19,000,000 = 18,000,000 3x = 1,000,000 x = 333,333.33

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I really appreciate your help man. I have gained a little bit of confidence on word problems now! Thanks again for your time and help.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you are quite welcome, hope it makes it somewhat easier for you
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