math, help
posted by jasmine20 on .
how do i write the equations so i can solve it i will do the solving but help me out with the equation please.for the following:
Four pencils and five pens cost$2.00. THree pencils and four pens cost $1.58. Find the cost fo a pencil and the cost of a pen.
and then also for this one:
Together, a stakeboard and a bicycle cost $199.00. THe skateboard cost $51.00 less than the bicycle. How much does each cost.
Ok..Number 1
let P represent the pencils and N represent the pens
So
4P + 5N = 2.00
3P + 4N = 1.58
nUMBER 2
let x represent the cost of the bicycle
so
The equation is
x + x  51= 199
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x=pencils
y=pen
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4x+5y=2.00
3x+4y=1.48
solve for x and y
S+B=199.00
S=B+51
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solve for S and B
For Problem #1
I get
x= 0.20
y = 0.24
for problem #2
I get
s=125
b=74

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