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A glove and a ball together costs $85. If the glove glove costs $75 more than the ball, what is the cost of the ball?

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  1. anonymous
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    $85 total, the glove costs 75$, so 85-75=10...the ball costs $10, hope that helps! :)

  2. anonymous
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    k, thats what i had originally thought, thanks for the clarification !:D

  3. anonymous
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    wait that's wrog!

  4. anonymous
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    wrong*

  5. anonymous
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    itsn't $5

  6. anonymous
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    the correct response?

  7. anonymous
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    how did you get that answer?

  8. anonymous
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    sorry I messed that up, haha

  9. anonymous
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    k, well if one costs $10 and the other costs $75, the the glove costs $85, so then $85 +10 would equal 95, not 85

  10. anonymous
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    k, well i figured it out, thanks for the effort anyways. im not fanning you btw

  11. anonymous
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    oh, sorry, I misread the problem. But in any case, you understnad what you're doing, which is great!

  12. anonymous
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    I don't care, sorry for not reading it right

  13. anonymous
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    (: thanks anyway!

  14. anonymous
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    can you put it in an equation to demonstrate how the anser is 5? please?

  15. anonymous
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    I'll try...g=cost of glove....b=cost of ball..... (1) g + b=85 (2) g=75 + b ....then you plug 2 into 1

  16. anonymous
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    Let x be the cost of the ball and y be the cost of the glove. x+y=85 x+75=y Solve for x

  17. anonymous
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    how would that equal 5?

  18. anonymous
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    75 + b +b=85..... 2b=85-75.... b=10/2.... b=5

  19. anonymous
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    ok, but why did we have 2b?

  20. anonymous
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    b + b = 2b...it's like saying 1b+ 1b

  21. anonymous
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    ya ya, but why didwe get 2b, i mean wy didwe ad b + b

  22. anonymous
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    ok we established that g=75+b, so we plugged that into the g+b=85 equation...that gave us (75+b)+b=85 ... if you have the cost of one glove + the cost of one glove you have $5 + $5, which equals 10$... 2(b) will also give us 10 because 2*5=10.

  23. anonymous
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    it makes mathematical sense to represent the information that way

  24. anonymous
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    by the way, g=75+b is an equation that means "the glove costs $75 more than the ball"

  25. anonymous
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    ok thank you sooo much, i'm sorry about condesending you earlier, :DDDD

  26. anonymous
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    No problem, glad I could help this time haha

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