Eight hot dogs and seven hot dog rolls cost $13.60 . Seven hot dogs and eight hot dog rolls cost $13.40. How much, in cents, is the positive difference of the costs of a hot dog and a hot dog roll?

Guest Sep 9, 2018

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Let x = hot dog price and y = roll price, then according to the question :

8x + 7y = 13.60 and

7x + 8y = 13.40

Now solve for x and y and then find the difference between them......there are multiple ways to do this

Let's subtract the first eqaution from the second one

7x-8x + 8y-7y = 13.40-13.60

-x +y = -.20 Multiply both sides by -1

or x-y = .20 The difference between a hot dog and a roll is .20

ElectricPavlov Sep 9, 2018