Mrs.Chang spent $44 for a movie ticket and snack for each of her 4 children. Each snack cost $3.50.Each snack cost $3.50.Each movie ticket cost the same amount. One of Mrs.Changs children wrote the incorrect equation to find x,the cost in dollars, of each movie ticket.4x 3.50=44. Explain why this equation is incorrect and write the right equation. example-2x-9=90

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2021-02-23 15:06:46

4x + 3.50 = 44. this equation is wrong because 3.50 is only good for 1 child. there are 4 children so, 3.50 must be multiplied by 4. Correct equation is: 4x + 14 = 44 where 14 = 4 * 3.50 let x be the cost of the movie ticket. number of children = 4 total cost of movie tickets = 4x total cost of snacks = 4 (3.50) total cost = 44 TC of movie tickets + TC of snacks = 44 4x + 4(3.5) = 44 4x + 14 = 44 4x = 44 - 14 4x = 30 4x / 4 = 30 / 4 x = 7.50 cost of movie ticket

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