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Hunter M.
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Subject: Pre-Algebra

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A bowling alley charges five dollars to rent shoes and $2 dollars per person a game. If you and your sister have $16 dollars, how many games can you and your sister play.

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Answer:

Our equation looks like this: 2S+2G=16. We know S is 5, so this becomes 2*5+2G=16, which becomes 10+2G=16-->2G=6. This becomes G=3. You can play three games!

Subject: Basic Math

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If I can bake 80 cookies in two hours, how many can I bake in three hours?

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We need to know how many cookies I can bake in one hour- to do this we divide 80 cookies/2 hours and find we can bake 40 cookies in an hour. For three hours we multiply 40 cookies/hour times three hours and get 120 cookies!

Subject: Algebra

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Three friends, Adam, Brandon, and Cathy went to lunch. Before tipping, Adam's meal was two dollars more than Cathy's, and Brandon's meal was 1 dollar less than the average cost of the three meals. Adam wants to tip 10% of his meal's cost, Brandon wants to tip 17% of his meals cost, and Cathy wants to tip 15% of her meal's cost. If the total bill before tipping was $48, how much is the bill after tipping?

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Answer:

First, we need to find the cost of each meal before tipping. (We will use each friends first letter of their name): A+B+C=48 We will start by looking at Bill's meal- if it is a dollar less than the average, than we need to know what the average is: 48/3 is 16. Therefore, B+1=16. B=15 Now our equation becomes A+15+C=48 -->A+C=33 We know that Adams meal is two dollars more than Cathy's. As such, we can say that A=C+2. We can now substitute this in our equation: A+C=33 becomes C+2+C=31. This reduces to 2C=31, which reduces to C=15.5. Now A=15.5+2=17.5 We now have each friends cost of their meal: A=17.5, B=15, and C=15.5 We now figure out how much each meal is with the tip: Adams meal is 17.5*1.1=19.25 Brandon's meal is 15*1.17=17.55 Cathy's meal is 15.5*1.15=17.83 When we add these, we find that the total bill was $54.63

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