MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# **PLEASE HELP** Suppose your class is raising money for the Red Cross. You make $5 on each basket of fruit and $3 in each box of cheese that you sell. How many items of each type must you sell to raise more than $150? a. Write a linear inequality that describes the situation.b. write two possible solutions to the problem

Accepted Solution

A:

a. Write a linear inequality that describes the situation.

Let's name variables:

x: basket of fruit

y: box of cheese

We can write the following inequality:

5x + 3y> 150

b. write two possible solutions to the problem

For this problem we can have many solutions:

Two possible solutions are:

Solution 1:

x = 20

y = 20

5 (20) +3 (20)> 150

100 + 60> 150

160> 150

Solution 2:

x = 15

y = 30

5 (15) +3 (30)> 150

75 + 90> 150

165> 150

Let's name variables:

x: basket of fruit

y: box of cheese

We can write the following inequality:

5x + 3y> 150

b. write two possible solutions to the problem

For this problem we can have many solutions:

Two possible solutions are:

Solution 1:

x = 20

y = 20

5 (20) +3 (20)> 150

100 + 60> 150

160> 150

Solution 2:

x = 15

y = 30

5 (15) +3 (30)> 150

75 + 90> 150

165> 150