**Re: Newspaper route**
RockerChick said:

Dwayne has a newspaper route for which he collects k dollars each day. From this amount he pays out

k/3 dollars per day for the cost of the papers, and he saves the rest of the money. In terms of k, how many days

will it take Dwayne to save $1,000 ?

(a) k/1,500

(b) k/1,000

(c) 1,000/k

(d) 1,500/k

(e) 1,500k

Please show how to solve...my inclination is to plug in a number for k...and then solve that way, but it didnt seem to work

Dwayne takes in k dollars per day, but he must pay k/3 dollars each day for the papers. So, the amount he actually earns is

k - (k/3) dollars each day.

Write k as 3k/3, and subtract:

(3k/3) - (k/3) = (2k)/3

Dwayne's net earnings for one day is (2k)/3 dollars.

Dwayne would like to make $1000. How many days will it take?

Let x = number of days to make $1000

He makes (2k)/3 dollars each day for x days, and this should be $1000. So,

(2k)/3 *(x) = 1000

Can you solve this for x?

If not, please repost showing each step you took to solve (2k)/3 * (x) = 1000. When we can see your work, we can better determine how to help you.