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## Homework Statement

Members of the Computer Club were assessed equal amounts to raise $1200 to buy some software. When 8 new members joined, the per-member assessment was reduced by $7.50. What was the new size of the club?

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I understand what it is asking for, and the information provided. My problem with word problems is translating the facts into a formula.

I assigned d = dollars and m = the number of members

The original amount of members and dollars would be:

[tex]\frac{1200}{m} = d [/tex]

Then, with the new members:

[tex]\frac{1200}{m + 8} = d - 7.5 [/tex]

This is my attempt. I'm not confident that I set the formula up correctly or how to solve it if it is correct. I could use some hints right about now. Please and thank you!