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It would cost $79.59 to buy three tickets in Japan plus two tickets in Switzerland. Three tickets in Switzerland plus two tickets in Japan would cost $75.31. How much does an average movie ticket cost in each of these countries?

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    3J + 2S = 79.59
    2J + 3S = 75.31

    Solve the simultaneous pair if equations.

    6J + 4S = 159.18
    6J + 9S = 225.93

    5S = 66.75
    S = $13.35 (cost in Switzerland)
    3J = 79.59 - 26.70
    J = $17.63 (cost in Japan)

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