30 September, 13:25

# Hakeem puts \$59 from each paycheck into his savings account. he gets paid every two weeks or 26 times per year. his goal is to save \$1500 this year. will Hakeem reach his goal? explain your answer using words, a model and equation.

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Words: If Hakeem puts \$59 from each paycheck into savings and he receives 26 paychecks each year, at the end of one year he will have saved 59 times 26, or \$1,534 which is \$34 over his goal.

Equation: 59 x 26 = a or 1534 = a, where a represents Hakeem's total amount saved.

Model:

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59 59 59

Step-by-step explanation:

This word problem can be solved in multiple ways as the question indicates, asking for words, and equation and a model. Using the key words and phrases from the problem, we can see that Hakeem put \$59 from each paycheck into saving and he gets paid every two weeks or 26 times. Because of the words 'each' and 'times', I know that I will have to multiply 59 x 26 to get the total amount that Hakeem will save for the year: 26 x 59 = \$1,534.

Using words, we can write out the steps to solving the problem.

Using an equation, we can solve for a variable.

Using a model, we can set up the number paychecks received over the course of a year.