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# At a certain bowling alley, it costs \$0.50 to rent bowling

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At a certain bowling alley, it costs \$0.50 to rent bowling shoes for the day and \$1.25 to bowl 1 game. If a person has \$12.80 and must rent shoes, what is the greatest number of complete games that person can bowl in one day?

(A) 7
(B) 8
(C) 9
(D) 10
(E) 11

Originally posted by jlgdr on 17 Sep 2013, 17:46.
Last edited by Bunuel on 17 Sep 2013, 18:45, edited 1 time in total.
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17 Sep 2013, 18:49
jlgdr wrote:
At a certain bowling alley, it costs \$0.50 to rent bowling shoes for the day and \$1.25 to bowl 1 game. If a person has \$12.80 and must rent shoes, what is the greatest number of complete games that person can bowl in one day?

(A) 7
(B) 8
(C) 9
(D) 10
(E) 11

After renting bowling shoes the person is left with \$12.80-\$0.5=\$12.30, which is enough for 12.3/1.25<10=~9.

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30 Oct 2018, 19:08
jlgdr wrote:
At a certain bowling alley, it costs \$0.50 to rent bowling shoes for the day and \$1.25 to bowl 1 game. If a person has \$12.80 and must rent shoes, what is the greatest number of complete games that person can bowl in one day?

(A) 7
(B) 8
(C) 9
(D) 10
(E) 11

If we let n = the number of games the person can bowl, we can create the equation:

0.5 + 1.25n = 12.80

1.25n = 12.3

n = 9.84

So we see that 9 complete games can be played.

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