student council is renting a tent for $350 for an upcoming student fair. Each student attending the fair will pay $0.50. All other attendees will pay $2.25 each. If 200 students attend the fair, which inequality can be used to determine the number of "other" attendees, a, needed to cover the cost of the tent? keep in mind please that the greater than/less than symbols are suppose to be greater than or equal to A. (0.50)(200) - 2.25a > 350.00 B. (0.50)(200) + 2.25a > 350.00 C. 0.50a - (2.25)(200) > 350.00 D. 0.50a + (2.25)(200) > 350.00

Accepted Solution

The answer is B, because A and C are automatically eliminated because they are subtracting, and the equation that represents the situation is an addition inequality. B is correct because the two parenthesis numbers represents the students attending the fair paying $0.50, and there are 200 students. The 2.25a represents an amount of adults, each paying $2.25.

Answer: B