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# Homework Help: math

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:54am.

The yearbook club is having a bake sale to raise money for the senior class. Large cupcakes are sold for \$1.25 each and small cupcakes are sold for \$0.75 each. If 105 cupcakes were sold for a total amount of \$109.75, how many large cupcakes did the yearbook club sell? (1 point)
a.43
b.55
c.62
d.16

• math - Nick, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:01pm

i think its a

• math - Steve, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:09pm

x+y=105
1.25x+.75y=109.75

large=x=62
small=y=43
so, (c)

62*1.25 = 77.50
43*.75 = 32.25

your answer does not fit. You obviously got the large and small mixed up. Always double-check your results to make sure you are assigning the correct values to the variables.

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