Band students at Newton high school so candy every year as a fundraiser last year they showed 58 boxes of truffles and 55 boxes of peanut brittle freezing a total of $510 this year they sold 99 boxes of truffles in 55 boxes of peanut brittle from which they raised $715 how much does the band earn from each item

Guest Feb 18, 2020

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Let T = price of a box of truffles

Let P = priceof a box of peanut brittle

So

58T + 55P = 510

99T + 55P = 715 subtract the first equation fro the second

41T = 205 divide both sides by 41

T = 5 ( each box of truffles = $5 )

And using either equation....

99 (5) + 55P = 715

495 + 55P =715 subtract 495 from both sides

55P = 220 divide both sides by 55

P = 4 ( each box of peanut brittle = $4 )

CPhill Feb 18, 2020