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caleb and paul bought a gift for their younger sister. caleb contributed 8 dollars for

every 13 dollars the gift cost. overall, paul contributed 6 fewer dollars than caleb. what was the cost of the present?

 Jul 1, 2022
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Let the total cost = C

Caleb contributes  (8/13) C

Paul contributes  (8/13)C - 6

 

(8/13)C + (8/13)C - 6  =  C

 

(16/13)C  - C =   6

 

(3/13)C  = 6

 

C = 6 (13/3) =   $26

 

Caleb contributes (8/13)(26) = $16

Paul contributes  16 - 6=   $10

 

 

cool cool cool

 Jul 1, 2022

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