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  • one year ago

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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  1. DrummerGirl3
    • one year ago
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    Ahh okay...so then we have 179.60=a5 a=179.60×5 a=898

  2. DrummerGirl3
    • one year ago
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    got it?? @OpenStudier0

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Not really

  4. DrummerGirl3
    • one year ago
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    well..

  5. freckles
    • one year ago
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    @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?

  6. freckles
    • one year ago
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    you plug these in C=a/n 179.6=a/5 solve for a

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    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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