posted by Amanda on .
Money made for a sandwich shop was directly proportional to its advertising budget. When the owner spent $2000 a month on advertising, the revenue was $120,000. If the revenue is now $180,000, how much is the owner spending on advertising?
simplest way: by ratio
2/120 = x/180000
120x = 360 000
x = 3000
let revenue be R, let Advertising cost be A
then R = kA, where k is a constant
replace the given case where R=120000 and A = 2000
k = 60 000
so R = 60 000A
sub 180000 for R....solve ... A=3000