Posted by **Nastia** on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:19pm.

Diego has $10 to spend on school supplies. He wants to buy a calculator for $5.50 and several packs of mechanical pencil for $1.50 each.

What inequality can be used to find the maximum number of packs of mechanical pencils Diego can buy?

A. 1.5p + 5.5 _< 10

B. 5.5p + 1.5 _> 10

C. 1.5p + 5.5 _> 10

D. 5.5p + 1.5 _< 10

- 6th g-math -
**Jai**, Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:38pm
let p = number of packs of mech pencil

the total amount he could spend is

1.5p + 5.5

and this amount cannot be greater than (but can be equal to) $10, since his only money is $10. Thus,

1.5p + 5.5 _< 10

it's A.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- math - A school planned to buy x calculators for a total cost $216. Supplies ...
- Pencils - Hey guys, I know this is a homework site, but I cant seem to find this...
- Math - Joel has $20. he needs a calculator that costs $12 and some notebooks ...
- Math - A school planned to buy x calculators for a total cost of Ksh 16200. The ...
- math - jenna wants to purchase a pad of drawing paper for $5.00, a charcoal ...
- math - John goes to the store to buy some school supplies.He byus a stapler for...
- math - Tim needs batteries.AA batteries cost $3 per pack.D batteries cost $4 per...
- Algebra - A school planned to buy x calculators for a total cost of Ksh 16200. ...
- Math - Find the unit price and tell which is the better buy: Buy one 10 pack of ...
- 6th grade math - sally's pencil is 15 hundredths of a meter long(0.15).Edward's ...

More Related Questions