posted by .

T = t-shirts & S = shorts

T + T + S + S = \$42
T + S + S + S = \$45

HOW MUCH IS A PAIR OF SHORTS?
EXPLAIN HOW YOU FOUND THE ANSWER.

A pair of shorts would cost 12 dollars.

I solved it by setting the two equations equal to one another.

2T+2S+42=T+3S+45

Minus 42, minus t, minus 2S gives:

T=S+3 So you know S is 3 more than T. Then just trial and error solve to get shorts are 12 dollars and tshirts are 9.

## Similar Questions

1. ### Algebra

a sporting goods store sold twice as many t-shirts as shorts. T-shirts are \$9 each, shorts are \$14 each. The total amount of money taken in for both items was \$256. find the number of each that was sold. Please help
2. ### math

for your weekend at the beach you have packed one pair each of red shorts ,blue shorts , and tan shorts .you have also packed a white shoit ,and red shrit . how many outfits can you make with these clothes
3. ### algebra

Susie has a budget of \$92 to spend on clothes. The shorts she wants to buy are on sale for \$14 each. The shirts are on sale for \$12 each. If Susie purchases four shorts, what is the maximum number of shirts she can buy to go with the …

T = t-shirts & S = shorts T + T + S + S = \$42 T + S + S + S = \$45 HOW MUCH IS A PAIR OF SHORTS?
5. ### math

there are 3 shirts,2 caps,4 pairs of shorts.how many different outfits can wear ?
6. ### math

Amy and Kim found a sale in a sporting goods store. Amy spent \$33 on 2 pair of shorts and 3 packages of socks. Kim spent \$27 on 1 pair of shorts and 5 packages of socks. How much does one of each item cost?