# Jessie's Canoes rents canoes for $20 for the canoe plus$35 per hour. You do not want to spend more than $150. What is the maximum number of hours that you can afford to rent a canoe? ##### 1 Answer Dec 12, 2016 The maximum number of hours we could rent the canoe would be 4 hours. #### Explanation: First, let's write the formula for the cost of renting a canoe from Jessie: $C = 20 + 35 h$where $C$is the total cost and $h$is the number of hours you rent the canoe. Because we don't want to spend "MORE" than$150 this will become an inequality.

We need to solve:

$20 + 35 h \le 150$

$20 - 20 + 35 h \le 150 - 20$

$0 + 35 h \le 130$

$35 h < 150$

$\frac{35 h}{35} \le \frac{150}{35}$

$h \le 4.3$

The maximum number of hours we could rent the canoe would be 4 hours.