Posted by **Anonymous** on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 5:05pm.

A can of paint and a paint brush cost a total of $35. If the can of paint costs $30 more than the paint brush, how much does the paint brush cost?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 5:06pm
35 - 30 = ?

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**Steve**, Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 5:13pm
let the brush cost b dollars

then the paint costs b+30 dollars

together, they cost 35 dollars:

b + b+30 = 35

2b = 5

b = 2.50

brush: $2.50

paint: $32.50

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 5:15pm
Thanks, Steve. You're right.

I was wrong.

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