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REAL LIFE EQUATIONS- #1

 


Directions:Solve each problem below by writing an equation that matches the situation.Then solve your equation to find the solution to the problem.

 


1)      Desiree made 100 cookies this week.She baked 4 more than three times the total she made last week.How many cookies did she bake last week.

3x + 4 = 100†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††x = _______________

 

2)      Shakira went bowling with her friends.She paid $3 to rent shoes and then $4.75 for each game of bowling.If she spent a total of $21, then how many games did Shakira bowl?

 

 

3)      This year, Cornellís class took one more than three times as many field trips as last yearís class.This year, Cornellís class took a total of 7 trips.How many field trips did his class take last year?

 

 

4)      This week, Jamyra spent a total of 100 minutes studying.This total was 8 more than four times the amount of minutes she studied last week.How many minutes did Jamyra spend studying last week?

 

 

5)      James earned a total of $900 last week.This total was $10 less than five times the amount he earned last week.†††††††††

†† ††How much money did James earn last week?

 

 

6)      Kaya rented a limousine for prom.There was a one-time charge of $100, plus an hourly rate of $45.Her total cost for the night was $347.50.How many hours did Kaya rent the limo for?

 

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7)      At a pizza eating competition, Davonne at two more than twice as many slices as the runner-up.If Davonne at 11 slices, then how many slices did the runner-up eat?

 

 

8)      Anthony received $150 for his birthday this year.This was $10 less than half the amount he received last year.How much money did Anthony receive for his birthday last year?

 

 

9)      Jasmine is 5 years younger than twice her sisterís age.If Jasmineís sister is 22 years old.Then, how old is Jasmine?

 

 

 

10)  Ronnie charged his customers a flat fee of $25 to fix computers.Then he charged $20 for each hour that he spent fixing the computer.If Ronnie made $175 off of his first customer, how many hours did he spend working?††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††