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A party rental company has chairs and tables for rent. The total cost to rent 5 chairs and 2 tables is $18. The total cost to rent 3 chairs and 8 tables is $55. What is the cost to rent each chair and each table ?

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  1. 5 c + 2 t = 18
    3 c + 8 t = 55
    multiply first eqn by 4
    20c + 8 t = 72
    3 c + 8 t = 55
    ------------------------- subtract
    17 c = 17
    c = $ 1.00
    etc

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  2. 5c + 2t = 18
    3c + 8t = 55
    Multiply first equation by 4, then subtract second equation from the first.
    You should be able to take it from there.

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