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c is the pounds of chicken at $1.90/lb. How can you write the total cost of the chicken?
well C is the amount of chicken there is
or the pounds of chicken she buys
c is the pounds of chicken she buys. And she pays $1.90 for each pound. So the total amount she pays for chicken is the 1.90 * c
but your forget beef
didn't forget. Just making sure you got that part first
So if 12 pounds of meat total was bought, and c pounds of it was chicken, how can you write the amount of beef sold?
beef = all meat - chicken
well the total of chicken and beef is 12 pounds let pounds of chicken=c and let pounds of beef=b so c+b=12 ok?
right, so then solve that for b
and you know it cost 1.9 per pound of chicken, which you can write as 1.9c and 4.3 per pound of beef, which is the same as 4.3b and you know the total cost is 34.80. can you try to make an equation using these three information?
I was called?
how did you get C? what did you do?
not exactly given that info. you're equation would be 1.9c + 4.3b=34.80 but remember our earlier equation. c+b=12 we want to isolate c so we have c=12-b now substitute this into the other equation
yup^ i agree