Posted by **Joel** on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 9:04am.

Mr Zubir bouught a pair of pants, a shirt and a coat. The pair of pants and shirt costs $100.90. The pants and coat costs $244.50. The coat costs 5 times as much as the shirt. How much did Mr Zubir pay for his coat?

- Maths -
**Anonymous**, Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 9:21am
pp+s=100.90

pp+c=244.50

c=5s

We solve this system

From the 1st s=100.90-pp, from the 2nd pp=244.50-c => s=100.90-244.50+c=c-143.60

c=5s=5(c-143.60)=5c-718

4c=718

- Maths -
**Joel**, Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 11:48am
That was not the answer the teacher gave. It was $179.50 for the coat. How do I get this answer?

- Maths -
**Anonymous**, Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 11:55am
Divide last equation by 4 c=718/4=179.5

- Maths -
**Joel**, Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 12:09pm
ok, thanks. I get it now.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Please help!!!!!!!!!!! algebra - Quan is shopping. He can buy 2 pairs of pants ...
- Algebra 1- Just one question - Rebecca is shopping for back-to-school clothes. ...
- algebra - Quan is shopping. He can buy 2 pairs of pants and 1 shirts for $79.85...
- algebra - Quan is shopping. He can buy 2 pairs of pants and 1 shirts for $79.85...
- math 5th grade - Robert buys a pair of pants and a shirt for a certain price ....
- Math - Mr. Logan purchased $390 in clothing (excluding sales tax). He bought 5 ...
- algebra - Quan is shopping.He can buy 2 pairs of pants and 1 shirt for $79.85 (...
- algebra - Quan is shopping.He can buy 2 pairs of pants and 1 shirt for $79.85 (...
- Math - Joey has 4 pairs of pants,6 shirts, and 2 pairs of shoes, but only 1 ...
- algebra - if you can buy 2 pair of pants and 1 shirt for 79.85$ before tax is ...

More Related Questions