Treena, if there was a 20% discount, then you paid 80% of the original price. Since we don't know the orginal price, we will assign it the variable x. Change 80% to a decimal. The equation would be:
.8x = 276 To get the variable by itself, divide each side by .8.
.8x/.8 = 276/...

Hello, Dustin. Let's assign variables for the three consecutive odd numbers: x, x+2, and x+4. The first odd number is x, the second is 2 greater than x, and the third is 4 greater than x.
Now let's create an equation. 4x-(x+4)=29. In words, 4 times the first consecutive odd number,...

1 1/2 + 2 5/6
This can also be done without converting to improper fractions. You must have like denominators to add or subtract fractions. The denominators in this problem are 2 and 6. What is the smallest denominator that is common to both 2 and 6? The answer is 6. So you want to write...

Michelle, the shape of the figure is necessary to determine the area. If the figure is a square with a perimeter of 16 inches, then each side of the square is 4 inchest in length. Area is found by multiplying the length x the width. For a square, the length and width are the same.
A = length...

Jonasha, how many degrees do the three angles of a triangle equal? The answer is 180°.
Let's call the first angle x.
What do you know about the second angle? You know that it is 7 more that tne first angle. Let's call the second angle x + 7.
What do you know about the third...

Andrea, the order of operations is key. There are four operations involved: subtraction, multiplication, addition, and division.
Do you remember which should be done first? Multiplication and division are always performed before addition and subtraction.
12 - 1 x 0 + 4/2 = ...

Amber, I'm not sure of what you are asking. I'm presuming the problem is set up something like this:
x + 1
x y
1 ?
4 ?
7 ...

There are 6 possible outcomes.
candy bar and candy bar
hard candy and hard candy
gum and gum
candy bar and hard candy
candy bar and gum
hard candy and gum
There are no other possible outcomes when selecting only two pieces of candy.
Hope this helps.