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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: A town's total allocation for firefighter's wages and beneﬁts in a new budget is \\$600,000. If wages are calculated at \\$40,000 per firefighter and ben...

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#### CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.7: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.
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