A local hamburger shop sold a combined total of 559 hamburgers and cheeseburgers on Friday. There were 59 more cheeseburgers sold than hamburgers. How many hamburgers were sold on Friday?
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To start this question off you will have to make two equations. Do you know how to get those?
no i don't can you help me ? @taramgrant0543664
So we will start off with saying the cheeseburgers will be represented by the letter c and th hamburgers h.
The total number combined was 559 so therefore we can set up our first equation of c+h=559
It is also stated there were 59 more cheeseburgers sold than hamburgers so our second equation can be set up c=h+59
You can then put the second equation into the first to solve for the number of hamburgers and then once you have the number of hamburgers you can put that into the second equation to determine the number of cheeseburgers