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The owner of the local Italian restaurant has offered to make a donation of $604 and $5 per diner that night. On the other hand, the owner of the Mexican restaurant has said he could contribute $988 plus $3 per diner. Based on the number of diners who have promised to participate in the event, it appears that each restaurant would donate the same total amount. How many diners promised to participate? How much would each restaurant donate?

 Dec 22, 2021
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Let  x  =  the number of diners:     604 + 5x  =  988 + 3x

 

Solve the above equation for x; this will be the number of diners.

 

How much?  Use the above answer in either the expression   604 + 5x   or   the expression   988 + 3x

 Dec 22, 2021

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