Posted by **jack** on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:15pm.

How do you set this up as an equation?

There is a total of 1600 cups and bowls. cups cost 1.90 and bowls cost 2.85. how many of each do you have if the bill was 3430.00. and that includes 105.00 saucer.

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**drwls**, Friday, September 11, 2009 at 2:50am
Does that mean there were 105 saucers or that $105.00 was spent on saucers? If $105 was FOR sauccers, then $3325 was for cups and bowls.

You can write two independent equations for the number of cups (C) and the number of bowls, B.

One of them is B + C = 1600.

Write the other (based upon cost) and solve the two together.

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