# 5th grade math

T = t-shirts & S = shorts

T + T + S + S = \$42
T + S + S + S = \$45

HOW MUCH IS A PAIR OF SHORTS?
EXPLAIN HOW YOU FOUND THE ANSWER.

1. 2T + 2S = 42

Divide both sides by 2.

T + S = 21

T + 3S = 45

Subtract second equation from the first.

2S = 24

Divide both sides by 2.

S = 12

You should be able to work it from here.

posted by PsyDAG
2. Subtract second equation from the third. (sorry)

Also, please only post your questions once. Repeating posts will not get a quicker response. In addition, it wastes our time looking over reposts that have already been answered in another post. Thank you.

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