Lona received a stamp collection from her grandmother. The collection is in a leather book and currently has
Complete the table below.
to find months 2-5.
How many stamps will Lona have after one year?
See part (a). (Continue until month twelve.)
Write an equation to represent the total number of stamps that Lona has in her collection after n months. Let the total be represented by
Remember that the initial amount was
stamps and the rate is stamps per month.
Use these values to make an equation.
Solve your equation for
when . Will Lona be able to fill her book exactly with no stamps remaining? How do you know? When will the book be filled?
Lona will not be able to fill her book exactly, with no leftover stamps, because when the equation is solved for