nolan has too for 26 bedding plants in his garden. he can get pansies for $1.99 each, marigolds for $1.39 each, and zinnias for $0

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nolan has too for 26 bedding plants in his garden. he can get pansies for $1.99 each, marigolds for $1.39 each, and zinnias for $0.74 each. he plans to buy 10 of one type and 8 each of the other two types of plants.

a) what is the minimum (in $) edward will have to spend?

b) what is the maximum (in $) edward could spend

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    2023-01-08T16:30:32+00:00
    Using proportions, it is found that:
    a) The minimum Edward will have to spend is of $34.44.
    b) The maximum Edward will have to spend is of $36.94.

    What is a proportion?

    A proportion is a fraction of a total amount, and the measures are related using a rule of three. Due to this, relations between variables, either direct or inverse proportional, can be built to find the desired measures in the problem.
    Since a zinnia is the least expensive plant, for the minimum, he buys 10 zinnias and 8 of the other 2, hence, considering the price of each plant, the minimum amount spent is given by:
    Min = 10 x 0.74 + 8 x (1.99 + 1.39) = $34.44.
    For the maximum, we buy 10 pansies, hence:
    Max = 10 x 1.99 + 8 x (0.74 + 1.39) = $36.94.
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