Hugh has to earn at least $400 to meet his fundraising goal. He has only 100 books that he plans to sell at $8 each. Which inequality shows the number of books, x, Hugh can sell to meet his goal?

2 Answers
Jul 20, 2018

Answer:

#8x\ge400#

Explanation:

Hugh needs to earn (#y#) at least 400 dollars. #y\ge400#
Given #x# books sold at 8 dollars each,
#8x#

Hugh's earnings #y#...
#8x=y\ge400#
#8x\ge400#

Jul 20, 2018

Answer:

# x >= 50#

Explanation:

Total funds:
#T=x*8#

to meet his goal:

#T>= 400#

so # x*8 >= 400#

multiply both sides by 8

# x >= 400/8#

simplify the fraction

# x >= 50#