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    Write 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."

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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?
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    Let B = everything that's left over is spent in bonds.

    B - (x + 22,000).

    Is this the correct expression?
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    You've overcomplicated this.

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

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

    If you let B equal the amount spent on Bonds, B = 22,000 - x
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    Thank you very much.
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