## Jamal has $15.00 to spend at the concessions stand. He buys nachos for $7.50, and he wants to purchase some sour straws for $1.50 each.How m

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Answer: Jamal can purchase 5 sour straws.

Step-by-step explanation:

Let x represent the number of sour straws that Jamal can purchase.

He buys nachos for $7.50, and he wants to purchase some sour straws for $1.50 each. This means that the total amount that he would pay if he purchased x sour straws is

1.5x + 7.5

Jamal has $15.00 to spend at the concessions stand. This means that the number of sour straws that Jamal can purchase with the money that he has is

1.5x + 7.5 = 15

1.5x = 15 – 7.5

1.5x = 7.5

x = 7.5/1.5

x = 5