Posted by **j** on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:19pm.

Write and solve an equation to model the situation:

two friends are renting an apartment. they pay the landlord the first months rent. the landlord also requires them to pay an additional half of a month's rent for a security deposit. the total amount they pay the landlord before moving in is $1725. What is the monthly rent?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:23pm
x + 0.5x = 1725

1.5x = 1725

x = 1725/1.5

x = ?

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**Gary **, Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 8:25pm
Ms.Sue is right but math doesn't have one way to calculate something so here how I did my , and I got the same result with Ms. Sue .

2.2m+500=2800

2m=2300

M=2300/2 ( 2300 divided by 2 )

M= 1150

I hope that's fine with you Ms. Sue

I'm just giving my help !!!

Thanks , Have a great day readers @@@

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