# The selling price of a television in a retail store is $66 less than 3 times the wholesale price. If the selling price of a television is$899, write and solve an equation to find the wholesale price of the television. The fare for a taxicab is $5 per trip plus$0.50 per mile.

The selling price of a television in a retail store is $66 less than 3 times the wholesale price. If the selling price of a television is$899, write and solve an equation to find the wholesale price of the television. The fare for a taxicab is $5 per trip plus$0.50 per mile.
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Wayne Everett
Selling price of television in detail sore = 899
then $3x-66=899\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}3x=899+66\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}3x=965\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=\frac{965}{3}=321.667$