Devin bought boxes of thank you cards and get well cards. The thank you cards came in boxes of 4 and the get well cards came in boxes of 6. Devin bought 8 boxes and got a total of 36 cards. How many boxes of each type of card did he buy

Guest May 1, 2020

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No need to guess and check....we can solve directly

Let the boxes of thank you cards = x

Let the boxes of get well cards = 8 - x

So we can solve this

4x + 6 ( 8 - x) = 36 simplify

4x + 48 - 6x = 36

-2x + 48 = 36 subtract 48 from both sides

-2x = -12 divide both sides by -2

x =6 = boxes of thank you cars

8 - 6 = 2 boxes of get well cards

CPhill May 1, 2020