Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-1 Solving One-Step Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 54

Answer

p = 1300 points

Work Step by Step

p can represent the number of points the candidate had before being penalized. Since we are given the information that the contestant is penalized 250 points, resulting in their new total of 1050 points, it can be represented by the equation: p - 250 = 1050 To solve for p, add 250 to both sides of the equation. This results in: p = 1300
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