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you have a space in your garden for 100 small flowering bulbs.
Crocus bulbs cost $0.45 each, and daffodil bulbs cost $0.85 each. Your budget allows you to spend $55.80 on bulbs. How many crocus bulbs and how many daffodil bulbs can you buy?

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  1. X Crocus bulbs.
    Y Daffodil bulbs.

    Eq1: X + Y = 100

    Eq2: 0.45x + 0.85y = $55.80

    Multiply Eq1 by (-0.85) and add the Eqs:

    -0.85x - 0.85y = -85
    +0.45x + 0.85y = 55.80
    Sum: -0.40x = -29.2
    X = 73

    In Eq1, replace X with 73:
    73 + Y = 100
    Y = 27

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