Example 2

Alexis is saving to buy a laptop that costs $1,100. So far she has saved $400. She makes $12 an hour babysitting. What’s the least number of hours she needs to work in order to reach her goal?
  1. Read the problem statement carefully.
  2. Reread the scenario and make a list of the known quantities.
  3. Read the statement again, identifying the unknown quantity or variable.
  4. Create expressions and inequalities from the known quantities and variable(s).
  5. Solve the resulting inequality.
  6. Interpret the solution of the inequality in terms of the context of the problem.
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