Kim invests $22,000, some in stocks and the rest in bonds.

Let x = amount invested in stocks.

Write an algebraic expression in x for "the amount invested in bonds."

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- Oct 6th 2010, 06:08 AMRTC1996Write Algebraic Expression in x
Kim invests $22,000, some in stocks and the rest in bonds.

Let x = amount invested in stocks.

Write an algebraic expression in x for "the amount invested in bonds."

- Oct 6th 2010, 06:55 AMQuacky
...Why not have an attempt yourself?

$22,000 is spent. x is spent on stocks. Everything that's left over is spent in bonds.

How much is spent in bonds? - Oct 6th 2010, 01:11 PMRTC1996
Let B = everything that's left over is spent in bonds.

B - (x + 22,000).

Is this the correct expression? - Oct 6th 2010, 01:32 PMQuacky
You've overcomplicated this.

She starts with $\displaystyle 22,000$. Then she spends $\displaystyle x$ on stocks.

At this point, she has $\displaystyle 22,000 - x$ left.

If you let B equal the amount spent on Bonds, $\displaystyle B = 22,000 - x$ - Oct 6th 2010, 03:27 PMRTC1996
Thank you very much.