# SOLUTION: Imagine you want to cover the backyard with decorative rock and plant some trees. You need 30 tons of rock to cover the area. If each ton costs \$60 and each tree is \$84, what is th

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 Question 281042: Imagine you want to cover the backyard with decorative rock and plant some trees. You need 30 tons of rock to cover the area. If each ton costs \$60 and each tree is \$84, what is the maximum number of trees you can buy with a budget of \$2,500? Write an inequality that illustrates the problem and solve. Express your answer as an inequality and explain how you arrived at your answer. Would five trees be a solution to the inequality in Part b? Justify your answer. Answer by richwmiller(9135)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What do we know ? 30 tons of rock at \$60 a ton trees at \$84 each budget 2500 30*60+84x<=2500 x<= 25/3 which is a fraction (1/3) more than 8 5 trees is within the budget but not the maximum. 8 is the maximum number of whole trees that can be bought within the budget