Kate Nigro
September 27, 2009
Appendix F
Buying a Home
For most people, buying a house is a great investment that can offer security in an uncertain
world, but buying a house is also a commitment.
Application Practice
Answer the following questions. Use Equation Editor to write mathematical expressions and
equations. First, save this file to your hard drive by selecting
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menu. Click
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1.
Suppose you are in the market for a new home and are interested in a new housing
community under construction in a different city.
a)
The sales representative informs you that there are two floor plans still available,
and that there are a total of 56 houses available. Use
x
to represent floor plan #1 and
y
to represent floor plan #2. Write an equation that illustrates the situation.
x + y = 56
b)
The sales representative later indicates that there are 3 times as many homes
available with the second floor plan than the first. Write an equation that illustrates this
situation. Use the same variables you used in part a.
y = 3x
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 Algebra, Equations, floor plan, heavy lifters, Quick Move

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