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ernesto spent a total of 64\$ for a pair of jeans and a shirt. the jeans cost 6\$ more than the shirt. how much did the jeans cost?

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Shirt cost = S
Jeans cost = J = S + 6
S + S + 6 = 2S + 6 = 64
2S = 58
S = 29
J = 35

• math -

Let x equal the cost of the jeans.

x + x - 6 = 64
2x - 6 + 6 = 64 + 6
2x = 70
x = 35

To check:
35 + 29 = 64

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