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You sell small and large candles at a craft fair small candles cost four dollars each and large candles cost six dollars each you collect $144 selling a total of 28 candles how many of each size candles did you sell

 Feb 21, 2020
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Let's suppose the number of large candies sold is x, and the number of small candies sold is y. 
 

Here are your two equations: 

x + y = 28

4y + 6x = 144

 

From the first equation, we get:

x = 28 - y

 

Plugging that into the second equation, we get:

4y + 6 ( 28 - y ) = 144

 

All you have to do next is expand 6 ( 28 - y ) , add them ( the two y expressions ) together, and then divide by the constant of y on both sides to get y ( the number of small candies sold )

 

To get x ( the number of large candies sold ), just plug y into the equation x + y = 28 and isolate the x ( you can do that by subtracting the value of y on both sides ).

 

 

I hope this helped! If I made a mistake somewhere please lmk smiley.

 Feb 21, 2020

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