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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?

  • math -

    x + 0.5x = 1725
    1.5x = 1725
    x = 1725/1.5
    x = ?

  • math -

    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 .

    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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