4 pencils cost as much as 3 pens. Leon bought a total of 8 pencils and 4 pens and paid the cashier $50. He received $30 in change. Find the cost of a pencil.

Guest Apr 15, 2021

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He got 30 dollars in change ....so he spent 20 dollars

4 p = 3n given or 8p = 6n

8 p + 4 n = $ 20 sub in the red equation

6n + 4n = 20

n = 2

then 4p = 3n 4p = 6 p = 1 1/2 dollars

ElectricPavlov Apr 15, 2021