Last month, Mayfield Paper Company sold 58 more than 3 times as many reams of paper as Superior Paper Products. If the two companies sold a total of sold a total of 870 reams of paper, how many reams of paper did the Mayfield Paper Company sell? Please also include work. thanks
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Let the no. of reams of paper sold by Mayfield paper company be x
and no. of reams of paper sold by Superior Paper Products be y
It's given that Mayfield sold 58 more then 3 times as reams of papers as Superior
The total sales by them is 870
From first we have x=3y+58, substituting this in second equation
subtract both sides by 58
divide both sides by 4
No of reams of paepr sold by Mayfield =>x=667