Posted by mimi on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 8:07pm.
Shelly has $175 to shop for jeans and sweaters, Each pair of jeans costs $25, each sweater costs $20, and she buys 8 items. Determine the number of pairs of jeans and sweaters Shelly bought.

algebra  smith Descomb, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 9:47pm
Solution: Make 2 equations out of the problem
ex. X for jeans y for sweater
175= 25x=20y the price of the all the jeans + the price of all the sweater= 175 dollars
8=xy the number of jeans and sweater = the number of item
get X by itself and use substitution
8y=x now substitute it in the first problem
175=(8Y)=20y
175=20025Y+20Y now combine like term
175=2005Y get y by itself first  200 on both side the divide 5 on both to get y by itself and your answer is the number of sweater
Now plug the 5 in the second equation 8=y+x now plug in 5 for Y
8=5+x 5 on both side to find the number of jeans
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