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PLEASE HELP!! I tried everything.
I got answers $18.20 & $20
Chris Nazarro had total travel expenses of $872. His transportation cost was $136. The hotel cost was $210 and business materials cost $500. If his lunch cost 30% of his dinner, how much was dinner to the nearest cent?

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Let x be the cost of dinner.
Then 0.3x is the cost of lunch.
Add up all the costs and set them equal to 872
136 + 210 + 500 + x + 0.3x = 872

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846+ x + 0.3x=872

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x+0.3x=26

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so will both xs be added together making it 1.3?

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yes

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then i divide that?

- anonymous

right

- anonymous

I get $20 /: thats how I did it the first time.

- anonymous

that's what I got. what are you supposed to get?

- anonymous

Oh wait. I just put in the answer as $20.00 and got it right i forgot the .00 thank you so much!

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you're welcome

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