## McKenna pays \$16 per month for a gym membership. In addition, she pays \$2 per Pilates class. McKenna attended 12 Pilates class t

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McKenna pays \$16 per month for a gym membership. In addition, she pays \$2 per Pilates class.

McKenna attended 12 Pilates class this month. She was charges \$52 for her monthly membership and the 12 classes.

Is \$52 the correct amount to be charged? Explain. Use an inequality or equation to solve the problem.

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1. \$16 per month can be changed to 16m where m represents months.

The \$2 per Pilates class can be 2p where p represents Pilates classes.

An equation of y = 16m + 2p can be set up, where y represents how much McKenna is charged total for gym membership (\$52)

52 = 16m + 2p

We know that McKenna attended 12 Pilates classes, and we also know that McKenna attended 1 month, so we plug this in:

52 = 16(1) + 2(12) (simplify)

52 = 16 + 24 (add 24)

52 = 40

Since this is not equal, \$52 is not the correct amount to be charged.

2. No, it is not the correct amount to be charged.

Step-by-step explanation:

• Step 1: Given, the monthly gym membership = \$16 and charges for Pilates class = \$12. So charges for 12 classes = 2 × 12 = \$24
• Step 2: Calculate total charges for one month.

Total charges = Gym membership + Pilates classes = 16 + 24 = \$40

⇒ So the \$52 is an incorrect amount.