## Three Salads

## Work Time

# Three Salads

A salad costs $5.95, plus an extra charge for each additional ingredient. You order 3 salads that each have 2 additional ingredients, and 3 salads that each have 1 additional ingredient. The total cost is $48.75. What is the cost of 1 additional ingredient?

- Write an equation to represent the problem.
- Estimate the solution and decide whether your estimate makes sense.
- Solve the equation and write the answer as a complete sentence.

# Challenge Problem

Jack and Marcus both babysat for the same number of hours on Thursday and they both earned the same amount of money. However, Jack was paid $3 per hour and received a $5 tip, and Marcus was paid $4 per hour and received a $1.25 tip. How many hours did the boys babysit?

- Write an equation to represent the problem.
- Estimate the solution and decide whether your estimate makes sense.
- Solve the equation and write the answer as a complete sentence.

## Hint:

You will use the variable more than once in your equation.