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A party rental company has chairs and tables for rent. The total cost to rent 5 chairs and 2 tables is $18. The total cost to rent 3 chairs and 8 tables is $55 . What is the cost to rent each chair and each table?

 Apr 12, 2020
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lets call the cost of chairs c and tables t

 

5c+2t=18

3c+8t=55

 

multiplying the 1st equation by 4, 20c+8t=72

 

subtracting the second equation, 17c=17-->c=1

 

Therefore a chair costs $1, and a table costs $6.50

 Apr 12, 2020
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5c + 2t = 18

3c + 8t = 55        Multiply top equation by -4

-20c - 8t = -72       add this to second equation

-17c = -17

 

c =  1.00         I will let you take it from here,,,,,,    cheeky 

 Apr 12, 2020

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