anonymous
  • anonymous
At a fancy vegetable stand, Jim bought purple tomatoes for $8 each and Aubrey bought organic giant cabbages for $12 each. In total, they paid $104 for 10 vegetables. How many cabbages did Aubrey buy? a.Four b.Five c.Six d.Seven e.Eight please explain
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Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
step up equations
anonymous
  • anonymous
let x represent the number of purple tomatoes and let y represent the amount of giant cabbages. from the question: 8x + 12y = 104 and x + y = 10
Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
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anonymous
  • anonymous
i got that far then idk
Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
you could either use substitution or elimination
anonymous
  • anonymous
using substitution: re-arrange the second equation to x = 10 - y plug that x in the first equation: 8(10 - y) + 12y = 104 4y = 24 y = 6 y represents the amount of cabbages
Luigi0210
  • Luigi0210
so that is your answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you @Luigi0210 and @Euler271

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