Question

# PLS HELP ME ON THIS QUESTION I WILL MARK YOU AS BRAINLIEST IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLS GIVE ME A STEP BY STEP EXPLANATION!! A construction company buys a certain number of boxes of nails depending on how many houses they plan to build in a year. They have 5 boxes left over from the previous year and predict that this year they will need 3 boxes per house. Write an equation where y represents the number of boxes they need to purchase and x the number of houses they plan to build. A. y=5x−3 B. y=3x+5 C. y=5x+3 D. y=3x−5

Answer

y = 5 + 3x

- Identify the relevant variables. A: y represents the number of boxes they need to purchase and x the number of houses they plan to build.
- Determine the starting point for the equation. A: Since the company already has 5 boxes, we can start with that as the initial amount of boxes, which will then be added to the additional boxes needed for the new houses.
- Write the equation. A: y = 5 + 3x. We add 5 to represent the left over boxes from the previous year, then add 3x to account for the 3 boxes needed per house multiplied by the number of houses planned to be built.