Posted by **Quita** on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:32pm.

in order to purchase a computer for the student activities office, the freshman class decides to raise 1/3 of the money and the sophomore class decides to raise 1/2 of the money. The student government association agrees to contribute to the rest which amounted to $400.what was the cost of the computer?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:43pm
(1/3)x + (1/2)x + 400 = x

(2/6)x + (3/6)x + 400 = x

(5/6)x -x = -400

-(1/6)x = -400

x = 400/(1/6)

x = 400 * 6

x = 2400

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**quita**, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:52pm
Would this be a geometric sequence?

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**Quita**, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 6:03pm
Can you write it in a sentence

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 6:04pm
Yes.

What sentence should YOU write?

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**Samantha**, Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:47pm
How did you turn 5/6 to 1/6

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**Maritza**, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:01pm
I don't understand how you turned 5/6 to 1/6

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