# 2 Step Equations

the student council budget for a party is as follows music \$725.00, Refreshments \$750.00, decorations \$325.00 and supplis \$120.00. They need to increase the amount for music to \$725.00 but they must keep the same total amount. They want to decrease the amount for the others items equally. Make a revised budget. Answer must be in equations form

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 Sep 29, 2011 Equation - Budget for a Party by: Staff The question: the student council budget for a party is as follows music \$725.00, Refreshments \$750.00, decorations \$325.00 and supplis \$120.00. They need to increase the amount for music to \$725.00 but they must keep the same total amount. They want to decrease the amount for the others items equally. Make a revised budget. Answer must be in equations form The answer: (From what I have been able to find, the original budget for the music was \$500 rather than \$750. I’ll proceed with the problem on that basis.) Original Budget Music . . . . . . . . . \$500.00 Refreshments . . . \$750.00 Decorations . . . . \$325.00 Supplies . . . . . . . \$120.00 Budget Total . . .\$1695.00 Revised Budget: 1. Increase the music budget to \$750.00 2. Keep the budget total = \$1695.00 3. Decrease the budget for Refreshments, Decorations, and Supplies equally \$1695 = Music + Refreshments + Decorations + Supplies \$1695 = (500.00 + 250.00) + (750.00 - 250/3) + (325.00 - 250/3) + (120.00 - 250/3) Revised budget, example Music . . . . . . . . . \$750.00 = 500.00 + 250.00 Refreshments . . . \$666.67 = 750.00 - 250/3 Decorations . . . . \$241.67 = 325.00 - 250/3 Supplies . . . . . . . \$36.66 = 120.00 - 250/3 Budget Total . . .\$1695.00 This solution can be written in equation form: \$1695 = (500.00 + x) + (750.00 - x/3) + (325.00 - x/3) + (120.00 - x/3) x represents the increase in the music budget. Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com