Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:48pm.

do not know how to get answer on kathleen spent $30.50 on two shirts. One shirt cost $3.50 more than the other. How much did each shirt cost?How do you get the answer for X +X+3.50 = 30.50. Trying to explain how to get answer to a 5th grader.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:55pm
X = 1 shirt

X + 3.50 = the other shirt

2x + 3.50 = 30.50

Subtract 3.50 from both sides.

2x = 30.50 - 3.50

2x = 27

Divide 27 by 2.

x = 13.50

One shirt is $13.50.

13.50 + 3.50 = 17.00

13.50 + 17.00 = $30.50

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**Alexa**, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:02pm
The equation would be 2x + 3.50 = 30.50.

Basically, x represents the shirts and since there are two shirts, we multiply x by 2.

$3.50 is added because one shirt is $3.50 more than another.

Isolate the variable.

Subtract 3.50 from 30.50 which would equal 27.

Then, divide 2 from both sides so x = $13.50.

To check your work, plug everything back into the equation.

So, 2(13.50) + 3.50 = 30.50.

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