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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
 one year ago
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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swissgirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okkkk so in total he gave away 5000 advertisements So let x represent the pens Pens: x bumper stickers: 5000 Pens = 5000x Do you follow?

swissgirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0He gave away in total 5000 pieces some of which were pens and other which were bumper stickers. So there are x pens and 5000x bumper stickers

shorty22
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but what is the answer

swissgirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol cheater :P Ok I am getting to it

swissgirl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So 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*(5000x) Total cost= Total cost of pens+ Total cost of bumper stickers 970= .23x+.14(5000x) Now solve for x
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