MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# Peter is at a lumber yard. He gets 2 free boxes of nails for every 10 boards he buys. Write an expression for the number of boxes of nails Peter will get if he buys n boards. If each box has 100 nails, explain how to write an expression to find how many nails Peter will have if he purchases 90 boards.

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A:

a. The number of 10-boards Peter bought is equal to n divided by 10. Then, each of the 10-boxes will get two boxes of nails. The number of boxes of nails that Peter will have after buying n boards will be,

N = (2)(n/10)

Simplifying,

N = n/5

b. If the number of boards are 90 then,

N2 = (90/10)(2)(100 nails/box)

N2 = 1800

Answer: 1800

N = (2)(n/10)

Simplifying,

N = n/5

b. If the number of boards are 90 then,

N2 = (90/10)(2)(100 nails/box)

N2 = 1800

Answer: 1800