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# a camera cost 91.98 and the case is equal 6times the cost of the camera how much is the case?

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Paul R. | Paul Dallas TutorPaul Dallas Tutor
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The camera = 91.98
The case = 6*the camera = 6*\$91.98 = 551.88
The case is 551.88

Cassie M. | College instructor w/17 years experience teaching adults and HSCollege instructor w/17 years experience...
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Jamark, it doesn't seem logical that a camera case would cost six times the amount of the camera itself. I believe you might have misunderstood and reworded the question.

Was the problem originally written something like this:

A camera with case costs 91.98. If the cost of the case itself is 6x the cost of the camera, how much does the case cost?

Solution: [let x = cost of the camera]

1)  The cost of the camera (x) plus the cost of the case (6x) = 91.98
2)  x + 6x = 91.98
3)        7x = 91.98
4)  Divide 91.98 by 7 to get the value of x
5)          x = 13.14
6)  The cost of the camera (x) is 13.14. The cost of the case (6x) is therefore 6 * 13.14 = 78.84

7)  Replace 13.14 for 'x' in the equation [step 2) above]
8)  (13.14) + (6*13.14) = 91.98
9)  13.14 + 78.84 = 91.98
10)   91.98 DOES = 91.98

The cost of the camera = 13.14
The cost of the case = 78.84

*After you solve the equation, always reread the original question to ensure you answer what the problem is asking!
Scott B. | Algebra-Based Physics and Algebra I TutorAlgebra-Based Physics and Algebra I Tuto...
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Multiply 6 times 91.98
6(91.98) = \$551.88