Brent had $26 when he went to the fair. After playing 5 games and then 2 more, he had $15.50 left. How do you solve #15.50=26-5p-2p# to find the price for each game?
1. Combine like terms.
This makes sense because he played 5 games, then 2 more, so that's 7 games in total.
2. Subtract 26 from both sides to isolate the variable
3. Divide both sides by
The price of each game is $1.50.
Hope this helps!
First, combine like terms. We have
So now we have:
Now divide both sides by
So each game costs