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You rent a wedding venue for a cost of $3200. The cost includes a catered lunch for 50 guests. For each additional guest, though, the catered lunch costs $32.

(c) The amount you have budgeted for the venue and catered lunch is $5500. How many guests can you invite?
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Oct 3rd, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

for 50 guests  cost is  $3200. 

let the number of unknown guests above 50 which to be invited be x


  $3200 + 32 x = $5500

  32 x =   $5500 - $3200

         32x  =  $2300

             x =  $2300 / 32

              x = 71.875

so  71.875 + 50(50 guests are included in $3200) = 121.875  guest can be invited for  $5500


so since amount is only $5500 the number of guest should be less than 121.875 


 answer is 121 guests

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