Eggs to Carry

Your task is to carry 150 eggs from the car to the farm stand. You will be paid two cents for every one that arrives intact; you must pay back five cents for each one that you break. If you want to buy those swim goggles that cost $2.98 (including tax), how many eggs can you break and still have enough money?


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You’d better not break a single egg! The most you can make by delivering every egg intact is $3.00. Break even one, and you won’t be able to buy the swim goggles.

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