Posted by Courtney on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:45am.
After one month at a new job you decide to save $50. Each month you plan to increase your savings by five dollars.
a.)Write an explicit formula to model the amount you will save each month.
b.)How much will you save in the seventh month?

Algebra  bobpursley, Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:47am
savings=50+5*time

Algebra  Courtney, Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 10:38am
355

Algebra  Dr. Jane, Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:11am
50 plus 5 times 7
I you add 5 extra dollars each month for 7 months that would be $35 extra.
Also, watch your order of operations. Bob showed you 50 plus 5 x time.
You always do the multiplication first then the addition. 
Algebra  Courtney, Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 11:50am
Oh! So it'll be:
5*7=35
35+50=85
Will save 85 dollars after the seventh month. Thanks.