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Write an inequality to represent this situation:
I have a budget of $50 and need to buy bottles of drink and packets of chips for a party. The drinks cost $1.65 each and the chips are $2.50 per packet.
Hello, checky123!
TKHunny is correct . . . There are many possible inequalities.Write an inequality to represent this situation:
I have a budget of $50 and need to buy bottles of drink and packets of chips for a party.
The drinks cost $1.65 each and the chips are $2.50 per packet.
But I suspect this is the one they're expecting:
Let .$\displaystyle \begin{array}{ccc}D &=& \text{number of bottles of drink} \\ C &=& \text{number of packets of chips} \end{array}$
The $\displaystyle D$ bottles of drink cost a total of: .$\displaystyle 1.65D$ dollars.
The $\displaystyle C$ packets of chips cost a total of: .$\displaystyle 2.50C$ dollars.
. . The total cost is: .$\displaystyle 1.65D + 2.50C$ dollars.
We can spend up to $50: . $\displaystyle \boxed{1.65D + 2.50C \:\leq \:50.00} $