Posted by Denise on .
A business executive bought 40 stamps for $13.68. The purchase included 37 cents stamps and 23 cents stamps. How many of each type of stamp were bought?

intermediate algebra 
drwls,
x + y = 40 (number of stamps)
23 x + 37 y = 1368 (number of cents)
Solve for x and y
23 (40 y) + 37 y = 1368
Now you only have to solve for y