Hi Mom and Dad,
I'm considering moving off campus next year and I wanted to show you the expenses I'm estimating. It looks like I can save
some money toward the year abroad and I was wondering if you'll match it. I hear that's a thing in the real world.
Monthly Expenses On Campus Off Campus Rent / Dorm fee \$1100 \$800 Utilities \$0 \$50 Food \$400 \$600 Parking \$200 \$0 Gas \$20 \$70 Total \$1720 \$1520
It's wonderful that you're planning for next year already and we appreciate the effort you've put into your budget. Since we pay
your expenses, we're curious about how "you" will be saving money. Let's turn it around. We can use these savings toward your
year abroad, and we'd like "you" to be responsible for matching funds. We'll double your allowance, but you'll still have to spend
less than you do now to reach the goal. Fair?
Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad,
That does seem fair, sorry to take you for granted like that. If I got rid of the car I could really save a lot, but then I'd have to stop
working. I make twice as much working as I'm paying for parking, and I'm only working ten hours a week. Hey here's an idea – if
I work five more hours a month, I'll have exactly what I'll need to match "your" savings (got it!). Thanks for your help, Mom and
Dad. In this one year, working together we'll save everything we need for my year abroad.
David was doing mental math in Email 3. Assume that he used four weeks of work to represent one month. Consider each of the following statements. Does the information in the emails support the inference as stated? Choose Yes is the statement can be accurately inferred; otherwise choose No.
David's current allowance is 200 a month.
David and his parents need to save 4800 for the year abroad.
David will need to spend less than he currently does to meet his goal.
David makes 10 per hour at his job.
David has an off-campus job.