# math

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A can of paint and a paint brush cost a total of \$35. If the can of paint costs \$30 more than the paint brush, how much does the paint brush cost?

• math -

35 - 30 = ?

• math -

let the brush cost b dollars
then the paint costs b+30 dollars
together, they cost 35 dollars:

b + b+30 = 35
2b = 5
b = 2.50

brush: \$2.50
paint: \$32.50

• math -- oops -

Thanks, Steve. You're right.

I was wrong.

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