anonymous
  • anonymous
Solve the word problem. A group of roommates decide to split the cost of a television for their house. If a is the amount spent on the television and n is the number of roommates, the formula C = a/n determines each person’s share of the cost. Each person’s share was $179.60 and 5 roommates live in the house. What was the cost of the television? A. $184.60 B. $679.60 C. $898.00 D. $900.00
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DrummerGirl3
  • DrummerGirl3
Ahh okay...so then we have 179.60=a5 a=179.60×5 a=898
DrummerGirl3
  • DrummerGirl3
got it?? @OpenStudier0
anonymous
  • anonymous
Not really

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DrummerGirl3
  • DrummerGirl3
well..
freckles
  • freckles
@OpenStudier0 do you know you are given that the each person should spend C=a/n where a how much the tv is and n is the number of people ? And you are asked to find a when C is 179.6 and n is 5?
freckles
  • freckles
you plug these in C=a/n 179.6=a/5 solve for a
anonymous
  • anonymous
I think it would be D, not sure. Just round it up. If everyone spent around let's say 200. 200x5=1000 So rounding it up 1000 is closest to 900. D would be your answer.

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