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    math the expression

    Jack, Jill, and Ron share a 2-bedroom apartment. Rent is represented by R. The water and sewer bill is $20 per person. The electric bill is $250 a month. Jill will be picking up the water bill as well as half of the electric. Ron will be paying the other half of the electric bill as well as his third of the rent. Jack will be paying Jillís portion of the rent as well as his own. Match each person with the appropriate algebraic expression.Answer
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    A. Jack's payment
    B. No match
    C. Jill's payment
    D. Ron's payment
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    Re: math the expression

    Hi, Rosestar. I think you need to double check your post first. Expressions except for 185 do not show correctly.

    A feasible way to solve this question is first find the expressions of the three and then compare them with the provided expression.

    For example, let's consider Jill's share.
    ::"Jill will be picking up the water bill as well as half of the electric."
    1. The water bill: $20 per person. There are 3 persons in total, so the water bill is 20x3=?;
    2. half of the electric bill: The electric bill is $250 a month; so its half is 250x0.5=?;

    Now to calculate Jill's payment, we just need to add the two values in Steps 1&2, right? Say it is equal to X, then you further check whether X is provided among A, B, C, D.
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