## Ivy’s basketball team scored 38 point in the first game of the season. In the next 2 games they scored a total of 77 points. For every point

Question

Ivy’s basketball team scored 38 point in the first game of the season. In the next 2 games they scored a total of 77 points. For every point scored, \$0.50 is put into a jar to use for a party after the season. Ivy’s says that you can use the expression 38+77×0.5 to find how much money is in the jar after the third game. Is she capprect? Explain

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2 weeks 2021-09-13T11:40:13+00:00 1 Answer 0

The expression given by Ivy is WRONG.

The correct expression is  \$(19 + 77 x (0.5) )

The total mount in jar = \$57.5

Step-by-step explanation:

Here, for each point scored, \$0.5 is put in the jar.

Now, the point scored in the first game  = 38 points

So, the amount put in the jar for 38 points = 38 x ( amount for 1 point)

=  38 x ( \$0.5)   = \$19

So, after first game, jar has \$19.

Now, the point scored in the(2 +3) game  = 77 points

So, the amount put in the jar for 77 points = 77 x ( amount for 1 point)

=  77 x ( \$0.5)   = 77 x (0.5)

So, after second and third  game, jar has \$ (77 x (0.5)).

Now, total amount in jar

= Amount after first game  + Amount after second and third game

= 19 + 77 x (0.5)

But , here THE TOTAL AMOUNT given by Ivy  = 38+(77  x 0.5)

And 19 + 77 x (0.5)  ≠ 38+(77  x 0.5)

Hence, the expression given by Ivy is WRONG.

The correct expression is  \$(19 + 77 x (0.5) )

And, the total mount in jar = 19 +  38.5 =  \$57.5