Write a real world word problem that can be solved using a linear equation in one variable. All of the information necessary to solve the equation must be included in your problem.

Question: The cost of Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum is $0.25 per pack. Tommy has $2.25 and LOVES Bazooka Joe. How many packs of gum can Tommy buy?

Solution:

y = .25x (where y is the total cost and x is the number of packs purchased)

2.25 = .25x

x = 2.25/.25 = 9

Tommy can buy 9 packs of Bazooka Joe gum.

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