# algebra

You want to start a summer business to earn money. What will you do? You have to
consider how much money you can afford to invest in this business, how much it
will cost you to make each item, and how much you’re going to charge for each
item. Research something that would be reasonable to make and sell with the start-up investment you have determined.
a) What is the total amount of money you are willing to invest in this business?
*I choose to invest \$75 in this business.
b) What item are you going to make and sell? Why?
*I am going to make paintings. I have made a few pretty paintings in the past and I believe it would be fun!
c) Describe how your business will work. How much will it cost you to make each item? How much will you sell each item for?
*I will think of a theme, and I will base my drawing off of that theme. I will use the \$75 to buy some painting supplies, such as my favorite paint colors, a few brushes, and some canvases. Therefore, it shouldn’t cost much to make a painting! I will put all of my effort into each painting, and sell them for about \$15-\$25, depending on the painting. I will sell my paintings to friends and family, and ask others to spread the word about my business!
*If I invest \$75 into my business, and I sell my paintings for \$15-\$25, I would not have to sell many paintings to make more money than I invested in the first place. Therefore, I do believe my business would be profitable.

I finished the first part, but I need help with the first part of the 2nd,

In Task 1 you determined how much of your own money you’re willing to spend to
a) Write an inequality that represents the fact that while making your product you can't exceed this spending limit.

can someone here help?? thanks guys xoxo

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1. To make a profit on x paintings at \$15 each, you will need
15x > 75
x > 5
If you sell them for \$25 each, you will need
25x > 75
x > 3

So you will need to sell 3-5 paintings, depending on the price you charge.

On the other hand, if it costs you \$3 to make a painting, then for x paintings, you need
3x <= 75
x <= 25
You cannot make more than 25 paintings

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2. Thank you oobleck!!!

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