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caleb and paul bought a gift for their younger sister. caleb contributed 8 dollars for

every 13 dollars the gift cost. overall, paul contributed 6 fewer dollars than caleb. what was the cost of the present?

 Apr 15, 2021
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Caleb  contributes   (8/21)  of  the  cost of  the  gift

Paul  contributes (13/21)  of  the cost of  the  gift

 

So

 

(13/21)C  -  (8/21)C  =  6

 

(5/21)C  =  6

 

C   =   6 (21/5)   =    $25.20

 

 

cool cool cool

 Apr 15, 2021
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8 - 6 = 2 

 

13 * 2 = 26

 

26 was the cost

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