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For the following problems, write an equation

 

using a different variable (let- ter/symbol) for each problem – and then solve the equation for your variable.

 

2) A horse and a saddle cost 5000 dollars. If the horse cost 4 times as much as the saddle, what was the cost of each?
 

 Mar 16, 2021
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x + y   = 5000        (1)    

 

x = 4y                (2)

 

Sub (2)  into (1)

 

4y + y   =  5000

 

5y =  5000

 

y  =5000 / 5   = 1000

 

4y = 4( 1000)  = 400

 

The saddle cost 1000 dollars  ,    the  horse cost 4000 dollars

 

 

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 Mar 16, 2021

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