Posted by **Rose** on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:26pm.

two junked cars were sold at auction to a buyer who paid a total of $2,000 for both cars. If the more expensive of the two cars was $240 less than three times the price of the cheaper car, how much was the more expensive car?

how do I solve this word problem?

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**Rod**, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:39pm
X + Y = 2000

X = 3Y-240

3Y-240 + Y = 2000

4Y - 240 = 2000

4Y = 2240

Y = 560

X = 1440

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**chelsie**, Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 7:01pm
the amount of money earned on a job is diretly proportional to the number of hours worked. if $76 is earned for h of work, how much is earned for 34 h of work.

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**chelsie**, Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 7:11pm
um. i don't know

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