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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...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?
Let B = everything that's left over is spent in bonds. B - (x + 22,000). Is this the correct expression?
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, $\displaystyle B = 22,000 - x$
Thank you very much.
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