Posted by Jake on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 10:17pm.
Foam fingers sold for $5. Spirit bracelets for $4. You sold 40 more foam fingers than bracelets and earned $965. Write a system of equations to describe this situation.
Solve this system using as least 2 different methods. Explain each method.

Algebra  drwls, Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:06pm
Let F and B be the two variables: the number of each that were sold.
Your sytemn of equations is
F  B = 40
5F + 4B = 965
Now use what you have learned to solve them. Try substitution first.