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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776

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Pasta Machine A pasta machine cost $33. The ingredients to make one batch of pasta cost $.33. The same amount of pasta purchased at a store costs $.99. How many batches of pasta will you have to make for the cost of machine and ingredients to equal the cost of buying the same amount of pasta at the store?

The number of pasta batches is 50.

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Step by Step Solution

Step-1 – Given

The cost of pasta machine = $33

The cost of ingredients to make 1 batch of pasta = $0.33

The cost of pasta at the store = $0.99

Step-2 – To determine

We have to find the number of batches of pasta that can be made.

Step-3 – Calculation

Let x = the number of batches of pasta

So the equation is: 33+0.33x=0.99x

Then we solve the equation

33+0.33x=0.99x write the equation33+0.33x0.33x=0.99x0.33x subtract 0.33x from both sides33=0.66x simplify330.66=0.66x0.66 divide each side by 0.66x=50 simplify

Hence, 50 batches must be made for the cost to be equal in both of the cases.

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