## Saving Money

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# Saving Money

Lucy has deposited $27.50 per week of her earnings into a savings account since she started her paper route. She has not made any other deposits or withdrawals. The current balance in her account is $660.

- How much will Lucy have in her account 5 weeks from now? How much will she have 10 weeks from now?
- Write an equation for the balance
*b*, in dollars, in Lucy’s account after*w*weeks. - What is the value of
*b*when*w*= 10? What does the answer tell you about this situation? - When did Lucy make her first deposit? Explain how you determined your answer.