# Max bought a computer for $800. He will make monthly payments of$78. He said that he can pay off the computer in 12 months. Is Max's statement reasonable?

Apr 10, 2018

Max's estimate is reasonable.

#### Explanation:

This is a question that could solved with basic multiplication. This is how:

This is what you are asking, if: $78 \cdot 12 > 800$

$78 \cdot 12 = 78 \left(10 + 2\right)$

$78 \left(10 + 2\right) = 780 + 156$

$780 + 156 = 936$

$936 > 800$

Max's estimate is reasonable.