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Alex rents a car for one day. The charge is $18 plus $0.12 per mile. Alex wants to spend exactly $30. Write an equation to represent the situation.
a) 18 + 0.12x = 30 b) 18x + 0.12 = 30 c) 30 - 0.12 = 18x d) 18 -0.12x = 30
Nick opens a savings account with $50. Each week after, he deposits $15. He wants to save $500. Write an equation to show this situation.
a) 50 - 15x = 500 b) 15x = 500 c) 50 + 15x = 500 d) 50x + 15 = 500
Miss Violet is buying granola bars for her students. She already has 16 granola bars in her desk and needs a total of 100 bars. They are sold in packs of 12. Write an equation to show how many more boxes of granola bars she needs.
a) 16x + 12 = 100 b) 16 + 12x = 100 c) 16 - 12x =100 d) 12x - 16 = 100
Jenny wants to save $900 to go to Puerto Rico. She saves $45 each week. Her brother gives her $180. Write an equation to find how many weeks she must save.
a) 900 = 45x + 180 b) 180 + 900 = 45x c) 45x = 900 d) 45x - 180 = 900
A building contractor buys 525 metal bars. Because he is buying more than 500 bars, the wholesaler gives him a discount of $420. The total price is $3,780. Write an equation to find the cost per bar.
a) 3780 = 420 + 525b b) -420 - 525b = 3780 c) 525b + 420 = 3780 d) 525b - 420 = 3780
Cameron bought four begonias in 6-in pots and a $19 fern at a fundraiser. He spent a total of $63. What is the price per begonia?
a) 15.75 b) 11 c) 20.50 d) -11
It took Sharon 85 minutes to wash three cars. She spent x minutes on each car and 10 minutes putting everything away. Solve 3x + 10 = 85 to find how long it took to wash each car
a) 31,67 b) 28.3 c) 25 d) 5.5
Tabby went to the mall to buy a gift. She found a store that was having a store-wide discount of 25%. Write an expression to represent this situation if she buys a gift.
a) x +.25x b) x - .25 c) .75x d) .25x
Bernard buys a speaker system for h dollars. He must pay 4% tax. Write an expression for this situation.
a) h - 0.04h b) 0.96h c) 0.04h d) h + 0.04h
The formula for Force is F = ma, where F = force, m = mass, and a = acceleration. Solve for acceleration.
a) a = F/m b) a = m/F c) a = Fm d) a = mF
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