Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:01pm.

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 11:08pm
Two of us gave you lengthy explanations.

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1352951303

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:11pm
explanation for 5th grader without using variables ??

one shirt cost $3.50 more than the other

so if we reduced the cost of the the more expensive by $3.50, they would have cost the same.

But then we should reduce the total by 3.50

--- 30.50 - 3.50 = $27

since they now cost the same, we simply take half of 27 which is 13.5

check:

cheaper shirt -- 13.50

more expensive shirt --13.50+30.50 = 17

total cost = 13.50+17 = 30.50

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