# Can you answer this math question?

If 300 jellybeans cost you x dollars. How many jellybeans can you purchase for 50 cents at the same rate?

Please show how you got the answer so I can understand it. This is on a practice test, Im trying to refresh my old math skills lol

Update:

@mary - If I could figure out the process I wouldnt be asking.

The correct answer is listed as 150/x, so Teijinder is correct. And I understand the process the way you wrote it out, so thank you!

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• Anonymous
8 years ago

x dollars = 300 jellybeans

=> 1 dollar = 300 / x

=> 0.5 dollars = (300 / x)*0.5 = 150 / x jellybeans

• Lets say for example that 300 jellybeans is equal to \$30.

You would divide 300 by 30 dollars and get the rate, 10 jellybeans for \$0.10

You can just solve it with mental math now. 10 beans for 10 cents = 50 beans for 50 cents

of course the rate will change depending on how much the jellybeans cost so you can't really answer this question with the information given

• 300/ x dollars * 1/2

the division gives us how many jelly beans per dollar. the if we multiply by 1/2 or 50/100 dollars we get the number of jelly beans for 50 cents.

• 300 divided by x dollars = No of Jelly beans you can get for one dollar.

Therefore, for 50 cents you will have to first divide the number of jelly beans you can get for one dollar.

Example 300 jelly beans cost say 10 dollars

So for one dollar you get 300 / 10 = 30 Jelly beans

So for 50 cents (half of a dollar) it will be half of 30 Jelly beans i.e. 15 Jelly Beans.

Solution 300/x\$ x.5

However there is not enough information in this problem to get a purely numerical answer.

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• Anonymous
8 years ago

300=x\$

50 cent =?

it is impossible to solve some n3information are not provided

• I don't think there is enough information to solve this

we need a dollar amount.

• Well, why don't you give it a try, post your process and answer, and let people coment?

• Im not sure there is enough information to solve this

• what does "x" mean?