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A garden table and a bench cost 685 dollars combined. The garden table costs 35 dollars more than the bench. What is the cost of the bench?

 Feb 22, 2021
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We can use a system of equations. Let t be the cost of the table and b be the cost of the bench.

 

cost is 685 combined ==> t + b = 685

table costs 35 more than bench ==> t = b + 35

 

Substitute the second equation into the first.

 

(b + 35) + b = 685

2b + 35 = 685

 

b = 325

 Feb 22, 2021

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