Clarence has a certain sum of money. He needs an extra $44 in order to buy

3 jerseys. After receiving $108 from his father, he is able to buy 5 jerseys.

(a) How much is the cost of one jersey?

(b) How much money does Clarence have at first?

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*Clarence has a certain sum of money. He needs an extra $44 in order to buy*

*3 jerseys. After receiving $108 from his father, he is able to buy 5 jerseys.*

*(a) How much is the cost of one jersey?*

*(b) How much money does Clarence have at first?*

Let X be the original certain sum of money

X + 108 = 5 jerseys

X + 44 = 3 jerseys now subtract this one from the one above

64 = 2 jerseys

**32 = 1 jersey** **This is the cost of one jersey**

Plug the value of J back into one of the first equations

X + 108 = 5 • 32

X + 108 = 160

**X = 52** **This is how much money he had to start with**

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Guest Sep 17, 2021