first subtract the cost of the shoes from the original amount of money craig had
25 - 5.25 = 19.75
now divide 19.75 by 4
19.75 ÷ 4 = 4.9375
round down to 4
craig can play 4 games
the greatest number of games that he could have played is 4
Let x represent the greatest number of games Elie could have played.
Total amount of money that Elie has to spend is $25. He rented shoes for $5.25 and paid $4.00 for each game. This means that if he played x games, the total amount,y that he would have spent would be
y = 5.25 + 4x
Since y = 25, then
25 = 5.25 + 4x
4x = 25 - 5.25 = 19.75
x = 19.75/4 = 4.9375
Since the number of games cannot be a fraction, the greatest number of games that he could have played is 4. He would receive a balance of 19.75 - 16 = $3.75
The greatest number of games Elie could have played was 4.
This is because if you take 25 and subract the 5.25, you would get 19.75. In order to get the max games Elie could play, you would divide 19.75 by 4, since each game is $4. You would end up with 4.9, but would have to round down since you can't round up.