Hey Sabrina! Are you ready for your birthday party?
Im as ready and excited as ever! But... don't we need to do something first?
We need to double-check that we have everything we need in order to go to the party! We need to provide every guest with 3 cups and 5 paint palettes-- which means we have to multiply, subtract, and divide in order to find out how many items in total we need to bring.
Whaaaaat?! That sounds super frustrating and hard!
Its really easy, actually! You only need to preform 6 steps in order to find out how many items we are bringing to your party.
Since there are 16 guests coming (including us three,) 5 paint palettes, and an unknown y, we can infer that the equation is 48 = 5 + 16x .
16 of these cups times x
And since there needs to be 3 cups per guest, the x must be 3... so, 16 x 3 = 48-- which means we need to bring 48 cups in total plus five paint palettes! So, in conclusion, the y (amount of items we need to bring to the party) is 53 since 48 + 5 = 53.
Im SO ready and excited!
YAY! We have everything we need for the party! LETS HAVE FUN AND GET STARTED!!!!!