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April buys 8 books for \$44.1 paper back book costs\$4 and 1 hard back book costs \$8. how many of each did she buy? (use an equation to solve)

p ---> paperback books
h ---> hardcover books

use these equations to solve
p + h = 8
4p + 8h = 44

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h = # of hardback books
p = # of paperback books

h + p = 8 = h = 8 - p

4p + 8h = \$44

-4p - 4h = -32
4p + 8h = 44

4h = 12
- -
4 4
h = 3

Answer: 5 paperback books and 3 hardback books

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