# Homework #1 p p = cost pen m m = cost of a mech. pencil If you buy six pens and one mechanical pencil, you’ll get only \$1 change from your \$10 bill. But.

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Homework #1 p p = cost pen m m = cost of a mech. pencil If you buy six pens and one mechanical pencil, you’ll get only \$1 change from your \$10 bill. But if you buy four pens and two mechanical pencils, you’ll get \$2 change. How much change would you get back from your \$10 bill if you bought just one pen and one pencil? Define variables : Write two equations

Homework #2 A grocery store mixes together some cashews costing \$8 per pound with some Brazilian nuts costing \$10 per pound. The store sold 12 pounds of the mixture for \$8.50 per pound. How many pounds of cashews were in the mixture the store sold? C = amount of cashews (lbs.). B = amount of Brazils (lbs.) Amount (lbs) Cost (\$) C B 12 + = Mixture Cashews Brazil 8C 10B 102 8.50(12) = 102

Homework #2 A grocery store mixes together some cashews costing \$8 per pound with some Brazilian nuts costing \$10 per pound. The store sold 12 pounds of the mixture for \$8.50 per pound. How many pounds of cashews were in the mixture the store sold? C = amount of cashews (lbs.). B = amount of Brazils (lbs.) 9 pounds of cashews

Homework At an amusement park there’s a game where you get 5 points for each bull’s eye you hit, but you lose 10 points for every miss. Jack played the game and after 30 tries he had lost 90 points. How many bull’s eyes did he make? #3 B = number of Bull’s eyes M = number of Misses Define variables : Write two equations 14 Bull’s eyes

Homework #4 a a = amount of 20% poison b b = amount of 80% poison 0.30(60) = 18 Amount of poison Pure poison a b 60 0.20a0.80b 18 + = 20%80% 30% A chemist wants to make 60 liters of a powerful insecticide spray that is 30% poison. He plans on mixing a 80% poison solution into a 20% poison solution. How much of each solution will he need to make his insecticide?

Homework #4 a a = amount of 20% poison b b = amount of 80% poison A chemist wants to make 60 liters of a powerful insecticide spray that is 30% poison. He plans on mixing a 80% poison solution into a 20% poison solution. How much of each solution will he need to make his insecticide? 50 liters of 20% poison 10 liters of 80% poison

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