Jack just opened a checking account at the bank. Within the first month, he deposited three checks for $34.98, $51.02, and $51.22. He withdrew $3.23 for new pencils, $4.22 for cards, and $9.79 for movies from his account in the same month. (a) Write Jack's withdrawals as negative rational numbers and his deposits as positive rational numbers. Answer: (b) Order the rational numbers from least to greatest and explain your reasoning. Answer: (c) At the beginning of the month Jack’s balance was $98. What was his balance at the end of the month after all of his deposits and withdrawals? Show your work, no credit will be given for just an

Accepted Solution

His deposits can be represented as 34.98, 51.02, and 51.22; his withdrawals would be -3.23, -4.22 and -9.79.  
In order from least to greatest, it would be -3.23, -4.22, -9.79, 34.98, 51.02, and 51.22.
If he starts with $98, after all of the deposits and withdrawals he will have $217.98.  Add all of the deposits and subtract all of the withdrawals.