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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

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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


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.

Answer: C.
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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.

Answer: C
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