The Leungs sold a valuable painting for $55.000. This price is $1,000 more than twice the amount they originally payd for it. How much did they originally pay? A. $25.000 B. $27.000 C. $27.500 D. $28.000
-4(x-11)=16
The Leungs sold a valuable painting for $55.000. This price is $1,000 more than twice the amount they originally payd for it.

\( 1.\\\$55\ 000-\$1\ 000=\$54\ 000\\\\\$54\ 000:2=\$27\ 000\\\\\\Answer: B \)



\( 2.\\-4(x-11)=16\\\\-4\cdot x-4\cdot(-11)=16\\\\-4x+44=16\ \ \ /:(-4)\\\\-4x:(-4)+44:(-4)=16:(-4)\\\\x-11=-4\\\\Answer: G \)

Question #1:
Since it is unknown how much they paid for the original painting, we’ll use x to represent that. 2x+1000 is equal to 55,000, so that is our equation.
2x+1000=55,000
2x=54,000
x=27,000 
The Leungs originally paid $27,000 (answer choice B)

Question #12:
-4(x-11)=16
Apply the distributive property.  
-4x+44=16
-4x=-28
x=7
Since x=7, let’s figure out which answer choice can be possible by subsituting the x in each answer choice with 7.
Answer choice F: Does 7-11=4? No, so this answer can’t be correct.
Answer choice G: Does 7-11=-4? Yes! This answer is correct.
Answer choice H: Does -28-11=16? No, so this answer can’t be correct.
Answer choice I: Does -28+44=64? No, so this answer can’t be correct.
It is answer choice G.  



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