Remus bought a mug and 4 towels for $13. Joanne bought a mug and 7 towels for $19. Find the cost of the mug.

The difference in total cost is the cost of the extra towels.

swagmastercaillou Jul 6, 2021

#1**+1 **

Let's put this into equations,

\(m + 4t = 13\)

\(m + 7t = 19\)

Subtracting the equations we get,

\(3t = 6\)

\(t = 2\)

Now we know the cost of a towel, we can plug it back into one of the equations.

\(m + 8 = 13\)

\(m = 5\)

So a mug costs **5** dollars.

Awesomeguy Jul 6, 2021

#1**+1 **

Best Answer

Let's put this into equations,

\(m + 4t = 13\)

\(m + 7t = 19\)

Subtracting the equations we get,

\(3t = 6\)

\(t = 2\)

Now we know the cost of a towel, we can plug it back into one of the equations.

\(m + 8 = 13\)

\(m = 5\)

So a mug costs **5** dollars.

Awesomeguy Jul 6, 2021