MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# Below is a piece of a local pizza place menu where Jacob works. Large Cheese Pizza $14.85Large Supreme Pizza $16.90Cheese Sticks $5.99Dessert Pizza $6.995. Adding additional toppings to a large cheese pizza cost $1.39 per topping. The equation 14.85 + 1.39x = 20 can be used to determine the number of toppings that can be added to a large cheese pizza for a total of $20. Jacob solves the equation and says you can get 4 toppings added if you have $20. Is this reasonable? Justify your response. If the answer is not reasonable, identify the error and then calculate the correct solution.

Accepted Solution

A:

It is not reasonable because if someone were to add 4 toppings, the price would be $20.41. However, if a person were to add 3 toppings using that equation, the price would $19.02.Β