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# What did pencils cost in 1960?

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###### August 26, 2014 8:43PM

You could generally buy just one pencil for as less as $.01. You could buy a box of ten pencils for about $.10.

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### How do you answer Ray bought 15 pencils for 7.75 Some cost 45 each the rest 65 each How many of each did Ray buy. Answer step by step please?

x= # of pencils that cost .45 y= # of pencils that cost .65 So
now you need 2 equations for 2 variables: 15= x+y This equation is
saying: 15 total pencils bought= pencils that cost .45 + pencils
that cost .65 The second equation is: 7.75= .45x + .65y This
equation is saying: total money spent (7.75)= price of pencils
(.45) times # of pencils + price of pencils (.65) times # of
pencils Then you combine these two equations, but first switch
around the first equation to look like: y=15-x Then you replace the
"y" in the second equation by putting in what y equals the first
equation: 7.75= .45x + .65(15-x) Then distribute and solve for x: x
= 10 Then enter 10 into the first equation for x to figure out y:
y= 15- 10 y= 5 So your answer is-- Ray bought 10 pencils that cost
.45 and 5 pencils that cost .65

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