Mr. Smith has 17 18-cent notebooks and 7-cent pencils. The notebooks and pencils are worth $1.85. How many notebooks and how many pencils does Mr. Smith have?
I would like to see how this is solved, not just the answer, that way I can learn how to do it.
in the first equation solve for N
Put that into the second equation.
then solve for P. Once you have that,
Thank you so much for explaining.