# math 9 helppp

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concert tickets are for sale online. there is a handline fee of \$3.50 added to the cost of every tickets. if you uy 7 tickets and the total comes to \$385 what is the cost of one ticket before the handling fee is added?
the answer is \$51.50 but i got 51 i dun know why i solve it like this (below)
7x+3.50= 385
7x=381.5
x=54.5
54.5-3.50 = i got 51

• math 9 helppp -

The equation is

7x = 385 - 7(3.50)
7x = 385 - 24.50
7x = 360.50
x = 51.5

EACH ticket has a 3.50 service fee

• math 9 helppp -

7x=380
x=55
55-3.50
=51.5

• math 9 helppp -

Well, you arrived at the same answer, but the equation is not correct for the problem.

Where did you get 380?

380/7 = 54.29 not 55, even rounded it would be 54 or 54.30 not 55.

And, it is 3.50 fee/ticket.

You can't randomly subtract 3.50 from your total just to arrive at the correct answer.

What's wrong with doing the equation the correct way?

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