# You are selling lemonade for $1.50, a bag of kettle corn for$3, and a hot dog for $2.50. How do you write and simplify an expression for the amount of money you receive when p people buy one of each item? ##### 1 Answer Aug 15, 2016 $7 p$#### Explanation: Let the number of people be $p$The amount received from the people buying ONE of each item is written as: Money received = $1.5 \times p + 3 \times p + 2.5 \times p$=$1.5 p + 3 p + 2.5 p = 7 p$Or you can work it out according to the money that each one of the people spent. Cost of one lemonade, one bag and one hot dog = $1.5 + 3 + 2.5 = 7$Money received from $p$people = $7 \times p = 7 p\$

Although the two answers are the same, each method uses a different way of thinking.