Yesterday, the movie theater brought in $1,440 in ticket sales and $295.25 in food sales. Today, ticket sales were three-fourths as much as yesterday, and food sales were down by $33.50. Nina wrote the expression ¾(1440) + 295.25 + (-33.50) to find today's total sales. Is she correct? Explain.
Nina is correct
Today, ticket sales were three-fourths as much as yesterday.
Thus, it means today's ticket sales will now be; $¾(1,440) = $1080
Now, food sales were down by $33.50.
Thus, food sales for today is;
$295.25 - $33.50 = $261.75
Thus,total ticket sales for today is;
1080 + 261.75 = $1341.75
From the expression of Nina which is ¾(1440) + 295.25 + (-33.50) ;
When calculated it gives the same value we got as $1341.75.