in 2006, mail rates were $.39 for the first ounce plus $.24 for each additional ounce. If Sabrina spent $15 for 45 stamps of these two denominations how many did she buy of each?
in 2006, mail rates were $.39 for the first ounce plus $.24 for each additional ounce. If Sabrina spent $15 for 45 stamps of these two denominations how many did she buy of each?
Hi dymand68,
Methinks something is missing here. Maybe you mixed two problems in one.
The linear representation for the first sentence would be:
$\displaystyle y=.24x+.39$
but I don't know how that relates to the second part. What two denominations?
in 2006, mail rates were $.39 for the first ounce plus $.24 for each additional ounce. If Sabrina spent $15 for 45 stamps of these two denominations how many did she buy of each?
Let x = the number of .39 stamps and45-x = the number of .24 stamps
Write equation of the amount spent for each denomination and the total =15
i paraphrased the exact question from the book, but that's all the key data...$15 spent on 45 stamps, some were $0.39, the rest were $0.24... how many of each?
the solution is 28 @ .39 and 17@ .24....i have not established the equation