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Jan has $37.50. Tickets to a concert cost $5.25 each. How many tickets can Jan buy?

This problem is applying operations with rational numbers
 
 

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Look at the units.
You have Dollars  and  Dollars per Ticket or  $ and $/T
To find Tickets T you take   $/($/T) = $(T/$) = T
 
You find the number of tickets you can purchase by
dividing the dollars available by the dollars per ticket
37.5/5.25
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Let,
     Number of tickets=x
To find the number of tickets, divide the money Jan has with the cost of each ticket.
So,
    x=37.50/5.25=7.14
But since she can't buy part of a ticket, Jan can buy 7 tickets