Jo participated in a read-a-thon to raise money for a local library. She raised $20 plus $1.50 per book that she red. She raised a total of $59. Let X represent the number of books Jo read. In the first blank, write an equation that can be used yo determine the number of books Jo read. In the second blank, answer how many books did she read?

Accepted Solution

Multiply 1.50 by x ( number of books read and add it to the 20: Equation: y = 20 + 1.50xReplace y with the amount she raised and solve for x:59 = 20 + 1.50xSubtract 20 from both sides:39 = 1.50xDivide both sides by 1.50:x = 39 /1.50 = 26 books were read.