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Band students at Summerfield High School sell candy every year as a fundraiser.

Last year, they sold 77 boxes of truffles and 58 boxes of peanut brittle, raising a

total of $424. This year, they sold 61 boxes of truffles and 58 boxes of peanut

brittle, from which they raised $360. How much does the band earn from each

item?

 

 

solve using elemination 

 Mar 10, 2021
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let t = boxes of truffles and p = peanut brittle

77t + 58p = 424

61t + 58p = 360

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16t = 64

    t = 4

 

77t + 58p = 424

77(4) + 58p = 424

308 + 58p = 424

58p = 116

    p = 2

 

A box of truffle costs $4.00 each

A box of peanut brittle costs $2.00 each

 Mar 10, 2021

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