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## George has $15. He tries to buy a movie ticket ($9.00), a pretzel ($2.65), a drink ($1.35), and two veggie cups ($1.74 each) but he does not

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George has $15. He tries to buy a movie ticket ($9.00), a pretzel ($2.65), a drink ($1.35), and two veggie cups ($1.74 each) but he does not have enough money. Look at the numerical expression George used: 15 − 9 + 2.65 + 1.35 + 2(1.74) Can you help him determine why he does not have enough money? 15 – 9 + 2.65 + 1.35 + 2(1.74) Use the order of operations to simplify this expression.

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2021-07-28T06:05:07+00:00
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Answer:

George doesn’t have enough money because the total cost of what he wants to buy costs $16.48 and he has $15. This means he needs an extra $1.48 to be able to buy what he needs

Step-by-step explanation:

From the above question:

George has $15. He tries to buy a movie ticket ($9.00), a pretzel ($2.65), a drink ($1.35), and two veggie cups ($1.74 each) but he does not have enough money.

Look at the numerical expression George used: 15 −( 9 + 2.65 + 1.35 + 2(1.74) )

Use the order of operations to simplify this expression.

Using the order of operations we have:

=$ 15 – (9 + 2.65 + 1.35 + 2(1.74) )

= $15 -( 9 + 2.65 + 1.35 + 3.48 )

=$ 15 – (16.48)

= $-1.48

George doesn’t have enough money because the total cost of what he wants to buy costs $16.48 and he has $15. This means he needs an extra $1.48 to be able to buy what he needs

Answer:George did not put parentheses around the total snack amount to be subtracted from his $15. He needed to total the purchases and then subtract that amount from $15.

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George tries to buy a movie ticket ($9.00), a pretzel($2.65), a drink ($1.35), and two veggie cups ($1.74 each)

9+2.65+1.35+1.74+1.74= 16.48

subtract 15 to 16.48

15-16.48= 1.48

he still needs $1.48

Step-by-step explanation:they are both right 🙂