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 At a bargain store, Tanya bought 4 items that each cost the same amount. Tony bought 5 items that each cost the same amount, but each was $1.25 less than the items that Tanya bought. Both Tanya and Tony paid the same amount of money. What was the individual cost of each person's items? You must complete all sections of this questions.  

(a) Write an equation. Let x represent the cost of one of Tanya's items. 

(b) Solve the equation. 

(c) Check your solution.  

(d) State the solution in complete sentences.

hoiuu  Sep 19, 2018

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Let x represent the cost of one of Tanya's items, and y represent the cost of one of Tony's items. So, we have y+1.25=x.

So, 4(y+1.25)=5(y), 4y+5=5y, y=5. And, x=5+1.25=$6.25. Tanya-6.25*4=25, Tony-5*5=$25.

tertre  Sep 19, 2018
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Best Answer

Let x represent the cost of one of Tanya's items, and y represent the cost of one of Tony's items. So, we have y+1.25=x.

So, 4(y+1.25)=5(y), 4y+5=5y, y=5. And, x=5+1.25=$6.25. Tanya-6.25*4=25, Tony-5*5=$25.

tertre  Sep 19, 2018

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