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A time share condo costing dollars was originally going to be shared by six families, but two families pulled out of the deal at the last minute. In terms of x, how much did the cost per family increase for the remaining four families.

a) -2x
b) -x/2
c) x/12
d) x/6
e) 2x

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A time share condo costing dollars was originally going to be shared by six families, but two families pulled out of the deal at the last minute. In terms of x, how much did the cost per family increase for the remaining four families.

a) -2x
b) -x/2
c) x/12
d) x/6
e) 2x

Please assist with above problem.


Initial Share per family = x/6

New Share per family = x/4

Increase share per family = x/4 - x/6 = x/12. Answer C.
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A time share condo costing ____ dollars was originally going to be shared by six families, but two families pulled out of the deal at the last minute. In terms of x, how much did the cost per family increase for the remaining four families.

a) -2x
b) -x/2
c) x/12
d) x/6
e) 2x

Please assist with above problem.


I think you need to note that the condo costs x dollars

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This question can be solved by TESTing VALUES.

If the total cost of the condo was X dollars, and there are 6 families, we should choose a value of X that is a multiple of 6...

Let's TEST X = 12

Thus, originally each family was supposed to pay $2 for the condo. When two families pull out of the deal, then (2)($2) = $4 has not been paid for. The remaining 4 families have to make up for that shortfall, meaning that each pays an extra $1. There's only one answer that matches.

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