Problem A

Saving Up

Fionnlay earns \(\$8\) each week by walking the neighbour’s dog. Starting in the second week, Fionnlay earns an extra \(\$3\) by helping maintain the community garden every other week. He is saving all of his earnings for a bicycle, which costs \(\$157\). He will also need a helmet which costs \(\$24\), a bike horn which costs \(\$16\), and a bike light which costs \(\$9\). All prices include taxes. Fionnlay keeps track of the money he has earned.

How much money will Fionnlay have saved after \(8\) weeks?

How much money will Fionnlay have saved after \(15\) weeks?

How long will it take him to save enough money to buy the bike and its accessories?

**Themes: **Algebra, Number Sense