Posted by **Ginny ** on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 1:21pm.

Staples recently charged $17.99 per box of Pilot Precise rollerball pens and $7.49 per box for Bic Matic Grip mechanical pencils. If Kelling Community College purchased 120 such boxes for a total of $1234.80, how many boxes of each type did they purchase?

- College Algebra -
**PsyDAG**, Monday, April 11, 2011 at 2:38pm
Let x = boxes of Pilot and y = boxes of Bic

x + y =120 therefore

x = 120 - y

17.99x + 7.49y = 1234.8

Substitute 120-y for x in second equation and solve for y. Insert that value into the first equation and solve for x. Check by inserting both values into the second equation.

- College Algebra -
**erianne**, Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:16am
32 boxes of pilot and 88 boxes of Bic

32x17.99 = 575.68

88x 7.49 = 659.12

total = 1234.80

- College Algebra -
**kim**, Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 9:07am
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