### The Lovely Bones

# How could The Lovely Bones be framed as a coming of age story?

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[Known Information] Based on the information in the problem statement, we know that

Carlos purchases a total of ten pounds of meat. We know that hamburger costs four

dollars per pound and steak costs nine dollars per pound. We also know that the total

cost of the meat Carlos purchases is seventy dollars. [Unknown Information] Of the ten

pounds of meat that Carlos purchased, we don’t know how much was hamburger and

how much was steak. [new screen, first button] The problem tells us that hamburger

costs four dollars per pound. [second button] The problem tells us that steak costs nine

dollars per pound. [third button] The problem tells us that the total amount of meat that

Carlos purchased is ten pounds. [fourth button] We don’t know how much hamburger

Carlos purchased, so this is an unknown. We will let x represent the number of pounds

of hamburger Carlos purchased. [fifth button] Since Carlos purchased a total of ten

pounds of meat and x of those ten pounds were hamburger meat, then ten minus x

pounds were steak. [sixth button] The total cost of the hamburger meat is the cost per

pound times the number of pounds, or simply four x. [seventh button] The total cost of

the steak is the cost per pound, or nine dollars, times the number of pounds, ten minus

x. [eighth button] The total cost of the meat that Carlos purchased is seventy dollars.

[new screen] The amount of money Carlos paid for hamburger plus the amount of

money he paid for steak equals the total amount of money he paid for the meat. You

can use the table to help you set up the equation. The information we need appears in

the last column. The amount Carlos paid for hamburger meat is four x. The amount

Carlos paid for steak is nine times the difference ten minus x. The total amount of

money Carlos paid for the meat is seventy dollars. The equation for this problem is four

x plus nine times the quantity ten minus x equals seventy. [new screen] Now, we can

solve the equation. First, simplify the left side. Use the distributive property to expand

the product of nine and the difference ten minus x. Combine like terms. Subtract ninety

from both sides. Then divide both sides by negative five. x equals four. Since x

represents the number of pounds of hamburger meat that Carlos bought, we can say

that Carlos bought four pounds of hamburger meat. He also bought ten minus four, or

six, pounds of steak. [new screen] Finally, check the solution. Replace x with four in the