John is at a local bait shop; he wants to buy bait for his fishing trip. At the store, they are selling live bait for $12 a pound and natural bait for $7 a pound. John would like to get at least 3 pounds of live bait, but he only has a budget of $63. Let x be the amount of live bait and y be the amount of natural bait. Model the scenario with a system of inequalities.

6 months agoWhat would be your first step toward this? :)

6 months agoold question but will answer so this can be closed let x = lbs of live bait, y = lbs of natural bait as stated by the problem " John would like to get at least 3 pounds of live bait, but he only has a budget of $63. " translates to x >= 3 (live bait must be greater than or equal to 3) for the budge part, set up (cost of live bait per lb)(lbs of live bait) + (cost of natural bait per lb)(lbs of natural bait) <= budget

3 days ago