Ms. Houston's fifthgrade class of 20 students is going to a museum. The class raises $128 for the trip. Transportation to the museum costs $5 for each student.
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Question
Ms. Houston's fifthgrade class of 20 students is going to a museum.
The class raises $128 for the trip. Transportation to the museum
costs $5 for each student. The museum sells small fossils for $4
each. How many fossils can the students buy with the money they
have left?
The class raises $128 for the trip. Transportation to the museum
costs $5 for each student. The museum sells small fossils for $4
each. How many fossils can the students buy with the money they
have left?
1 Answer

1. User Answers rococo908
Answer:
7 fossils
Stepbystep explanation:
Find the cost for transportation by multiplying 20 by 5, since it is $5 per student and there are 20 students
20(5)
= 100
Subtract this from 128, since they raised $128
128  100
= 28
This means they have $28 to spend on fossils.
To find how many they can buy, divide 28 by 4, since they are $4 each
28/4
= 7
So, they can buy 7 fossils with the money they have left