Posted by ash on .
A store sells televisions for $360 and video cassette recorders for $270. at the beginning of the week its entire stock is worth $45,990. During the week it sells three quarters of the televisions and one third of the video cassette recorders for a total of $27,630. How many televisions and video cassette recorders did it have in its stock at the beginning of the week?

math i need help plz! 
drwls,
You need to write two equations in two unknowns, and then solve for them both.
Let x be the original number of TVs and y be the original number of VCRs.
Here is what you know:
360 x + 270 y = 45,990
(3/4)*360 x + (1/3)*270 y = 27,630
which can be simplified to:
270 x + 90 y = 27,630
Tripe the last equation and subtract the first.
810 x + 270 y = 82,890
360 x + 270 y = 45,990
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450 x = 36,900
x = 820
Use any of the original equations to solve for y. 
math i need help plz! 
Lena,
I've been working on this for a while but I cant seem to get anywhere with this. I created this equation.
360(x) + 270 (y) = $ 45,990
360 (3x/4) + 270 (x/3) $27, 630
There's a starting point. If I figure out how to solve this I'll post.