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Sarah bought 8 folders and 3 rulers. Lea bought 8 rulers and 3 folders. Sarah paid \$1.25 more than Lea. How much was each folder if each ruler was 45 cents?

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Let the folders cost f.
Let the rulers cost r.

Sarah paid: 8f + 3r
Lea paid: 8r + 3f

Sarah paid 1.25 more than Lea.

8f + 3r = 1.25 + 8r + 3f

5f = 1.25 + 5r

f = 0.25 + r

The rulers cost: r = 0.45

.: f = 0.70

Each folder costs 70 cents.

Check.
8*(0.70) + 3*(0.45) = 6.95
1.25 + 8*0.45) + 3 *(0.70) = 6.95
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