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George bought 6 identical shoes and 3 identical shirts for $348 if 2 pairs of shoes costs 3 times as much as a shirt ,find the cost of 25 such shirts.

 Dec 17, 2017
edited by Guest  Dec 17, 2017
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Given:    2 shoes = 3 shirts     and   6 shoes + 3 shirts = 348

 

Substitute:

3 shirts (3) + 3 shirts = 348

shirt = 29

 

then 25 shirts =   25 x 29 = 725.

 

(I should clarify that I ASSUMED  ' George bought 6 identical shoes'  means   '6 PAIRS' of shoes  in my calculation)

 Dec 17, 2017
edited by ElectricPavlov  Dec 17, 2017
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If the cost of 1 shoe =S, and:

The cost of 1 shirt =s, then:

4S =3s, then:

s =4S/3, but we have:

6S +3s =348. Sub s into this..............(1)

6S + 3(4S/3) =348

6S + 4S = 348

10S = 348

S=$34.80 - cost of 1 shoe, and:..............(2)

s =(4*34.80)/3

s=$46.40 - cost of 1 shirt. So that:..............(3)

4 shoes(2pairs)*$34.80 =3 shirts * $46.40

$139.20 = $139.20, and subbing (2) and (3) into 1 above, we have:

6*$34.80 + 3*$46.40 =348

$208.80 + $139.20 = $348.00, Therefore the cost of 25 shirts would be:

25 x $46.40 =$1,160.00

 Dec 17, 2017

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