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
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 .