Question

Chris buys 4 more shirts than p number of pants. Shirts cost $18 each and pants cost$25 each. What does each term in the expression 25p+18(p+4) represent? What does the entire expression represent?

1. The expression 25p+18(p+4) represents the total amount spent on shirts and pants

### How to interpret the terms of the expression?

The given parameters are:
Shirts = 4 more than pants (p)
Cost of shirt = $18 Cost of pant =$25
The above means that:
p + 4 represents the number of shirts Chris buys, while p represents the number of pants
The terms of the expression 25p + 18(p+4) are
25p and 18(p+4)
This means that:
25p = The total cost of pants
18(p+4) = The total cost of shirts
Hence, the expression 25p+18(p+4) represents the total amount spent on shirts and pants