# SALES Ling can spend no more than $120 at the summer sale of a department store. She wants to buy shirts on sale for $15 each. How do you write and solve an inequality to determine the number of shirts she can buy?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 29, 2018

#### Answer:

**The inequality is #15x <= 120#, and she can buy at most #8# shirts.**

#### Explanation:

Let's split this word problem up.

"no more" refers to the number or less than that, or

So whatever Ling buys has to be

She wants to buy an UNKNOWN number of shirts for

So we set that UNKNOWN value to

To solve for

Therefore,

**She can buy at most #8# shirts.**

Hope this helps!