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NCMom
 2 years ago
This a word problem about candy that I have gotten to two equations...
40x +100 y = 125
80x+84y=163
I dont know how to eliminate a variable or solve...thanks
NCMom
 2 years ago
This a word problem about candy that I have gotten to two equations... 40x +100 y = 125 80x+84y=163 I dont know how to eliminate a variable or solve...thanks

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karatechopper
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you tell me what the Word problem was?

NCMom
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.040 candy bars and 100 drinks cost $125 and 80 candy bars and 84 drinks cost $163..how much is each candy bar?

CalebBeavers
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Solve for x or y in one of the equations

CalebBeavers
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.040x+100y=125 100y=40x+125 y=2/5x+5/4

CalebBeavers
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now you know what y is so plug that into the other equation and solve for x 80x+84(2/5x+5/4)=163

NCMom
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right..Understand the theoryjust seems overly complicated...usually the numbers are all nice and round and even... 84 times negative 2/5x + 5/4 makes my head spin..

CalebBeavers
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well fractions just multiply straight across top and bottom....think of 84 as 84/1

CalebBeavers
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What do you get for your answer?

NCMom
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I dont...gonna let him finish the math and thanks for your help.
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