Algebra 2

write an equation to solve each problem

Briana and her sister Molly want to buy the same model bicycle. Briana needs $73 more before she can afford the bike. Molly needs $65 more. If they combine their money, they will have just enough to buy one bicycle that they could share. What is the cost of the bicycle?

*Could you show me the work on how to do it

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  1. cost = c

    Briana + 73 = c
    Molly + 65 = c

    Briana + Molly = c
    so molly = (c - Briana)
    now we have
    Briana + 73 = c
    (c - Briana) + 65 = c or Briana = 65

    Briana + 73 = c

    73 + 65 = c = 138

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