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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
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 so \[x=3y+58\] The total sales by them is 870 \[x+y=870\] From first we have x=3y+58, substituting this in second equation so \[3y+58+y=870\] subtract both sides by 58 \[4y=870-58\] \[4y=812\] divide both sides by 4 \[y=203\] now x=3y+58 \[x=3\times 203+58\] \[x=609+58\] \[x=667\] No of reams of paepr sold by Mayfield =>x=667