anonymous
  • anonymous
A furniture dealer sold a desk and a chair for $640. If the desk sold for $40 more than four times the price of the chair, what was the price of the chair?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
4x+40 =640
anonymous
  • anonymous
i keep getting 520
anonymous
  • anonymous
suppose the price of the chair was P, then the price of the desk was 4 times P + $40, correct, so the price of the desk is 4P+40. Both the desk and chair were sold for 640 so P+4P+40 = 640 or 5P =600, P = 120.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
gee im way far in my answer 520.Thank you so much that help me how u do it
anonymous
  • anonymous
You are welcome, I explained how I did it, is there any confusion?
anonymous
  • anonymous
nope that help me a lot how u explain it now i know to find the P thank you
anonymous
  • anonymous
great!

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