# Let's Plan For College

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111.39 C. 1. B
use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;

111.39 C. 2. C
write linear equations in two variables given a table of values, a graph, and a verbal description;

111.40 C. 1. A
apply mathematics to problem arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace;

111.43 C. 2. A
use rates and linear functions to solve problems involving personal finance and budgeting, including compensations and deductions.

Now that the school year is quickly approaching it's time to become more financially responsible. Using your knowledge of mathematics, you'll need to complete the following tasks:

1.) Plan a monthly budget.
2.) Find a laptop that you want to buy.
3.) Create a pie chart of your monthly budget and calculate how long it will take for you to buy a new laptop.
4.) Re-plan your monthly budget to set aside more money for your laptop.
5.) Calculate how long it will take to purchase a new laptop with your new monthly budget and record the difference.

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