LINR 3 | Lesson 2 | Try This! (Community Event)

Community Event

Jamelle was planning a community event, and he was planning to serve rice and beans. Each pound of rice cost $2, each pound of beans $1.50. Jamelle determined that he could serve 8 people for every pound of rice and 12 people for every pound of beans.

Jamelle has $100 to spend, and he wants to serve at least 500 people.

Use tables, graphs, and/or inequalities to answer the posed questions below.

Easier Questions:

  • Can Jamelle buy 20 pounds of beans and 20 pounds of rice?
  • Can Jamelle buy 50 pounds of beans and 10 pounds of rice?
  • Can Jamelle buy 10 pounds of beans and 50 pounds of rice?
  • Can Jamelle buy 30 pounds of beans and 30 pounds of rice?

More Difficult Question:

  • If Jamelle bought 20 pounds of rice, how many pounds of beans should he buy?

Graph a system of inequalities to answer the question below.

Final Question:

  • What is the most amount of rice and beans that he can buy?

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