During an election campaign, a candidate gave away 5000 little advertisements. The pens he gave away cost $0.23 each and the bumper stickers cost $0.14 each. He spent a total of $970.00 for the pens and bumper stickers. How many pens did he give away? @swissgirl
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Okkkk so in total he gave away 5000 advertisements
So let x represent the pens
bumper stickers: 5000- Pens = 5000-x
Do you follow?
He gave away in total 5000 pieces some of which were pens and other which were bumper stickers. So there are x pens and 5000-x bumper stickers
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Ok I am getting to it
So the bumper stickers $0.14 and the pens cost $0.23
Now in total we spend $970
Total cost of pens: .23*x
Total cost of bumper stickers: .14*(5000-x)
Total cost= Total cost of pens+ Total cost of bumper stickers
Now solve for x