$24,416 - x =10x + 50x

$24,416 -x = 60x + x

$24,416 = 61X

This is not correct because the x on the left has to equal a dollar amount.

I just don't understand this one at all. Help!

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$24,416 - x =10x + 50x

$24,416 -x = 60x + x

$24,416 = 61X

This is not correct because the x on the left has to equal a dollar amount.

I just don't understand this one at all. Help!

Online Package + Destination Charge = 24,416 Dollars

Online Package * 50 = Base Price

Destination Charge * 10 = Base Prce

So Divide 50 and 10 Respectively and Substitute...

(1/50)Base Price + (1/10)Base Price = 24,416 Dollars.

Now just solve the equation for the Base Price. Use a variable and find the common denominator. Multiply that out, divide by co-efficient...

\(\displaystyle \L\\x+y+z=24416\)

\(\displaystyle \L\\x=10y=50z\)

You could manipulate this in various ways. Pehaps,

\(\displaystyle \L\\y=5z\)

Which gives:

\(\displaystyle \L\\x+6z=24416\)

\(\displaystyle \L\\x=50z\)

\(\displaystyle \L\\50z+6z=24416\)

\(\displaystyle \L\\56z=24416\)

Find z, which is the destination charge. The rest will fall into place.