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A refrigerator repair man charges \$35 per hour to work on a broken refrigerator. In addition to this hourly rate, there is a \$75 charge for him to make the trip out to your house. If a repair job takes him 5 hours to complete, what will the total charge be for the repair?

What are you given in this problem?

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The rate of \$35 per hour, the time of 5 hours, and the additional charge of \$75.

What are you asked for in the problem?

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The total cost of the repair.

What is your plan for the solution?

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Multiply the rate by the time and then add on the additional charge.

Do you need to use parentheses to account for order of operations?

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No

Write an equation that you could use to solve for the total cost.

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C = 35 • 5 + 75

What is the total cost for the repair?

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C = 250. The repair will cost \$250.00.

When a fishing boat sells its catch at the market, the owner of the boat keeps the first \$6,000.00. The rest of the profit is split evenly among the four fishermen that work on the boat. On one trip, the boat sells all of the fish on board for \$18,000.00. How much money does each fisherman get?

What are you given?

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The total amount of money is \$18,000. The boat owner gets \$6,000. There are four fishermen who split the rest.

What does the problem ask for?

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The problem asks how much each fisherman will get.

What is your plan to solve this problem?

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Subtract the owner's money from the total and then divide what is left among the four fishermen.

Do you need to use parentheses to account for order of operations?

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Yes

Write an equation that you could use to solve for each fisherman's pay.

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P = (18000 – 6000) ÷ 4

How much does each fisherman get?

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P = 3000. Each fisherman gets \$3000.