Kit bought a soft drink and a sandwich for $9.00. What was the price of each if the sandwich cost 3.5 times as much as the soft drink?

Trgrd.brd
Mar 15, 2017

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Kit bought a soft drink and a sandwich for $9.00. What was the price of each if the sandwich cost 3.5 times as much as the soft drink?

Let the cost of the soft drink = C then the price of the sandwich was 3.5 times as much = 3.5C

And

C + 3.5C = Total Cost

C + 3.5C = 9

4.5C = 9 divide both sides by 4.5

C = 9/4.5 = $2.00 for the soft drink

And 3.5C = 3.5(2.00) = $7.00 cost of the sandwich

CPhill
Mar 15, 2017

#1**+12 **

Best Answer

Kit bought a soft drink and a sandwich for $9.00. What was the price of each if the sandwich cost 3.5 times as much as the soft drink?

Let the cost of the soft drink = C then the price of the sandwich was 3.5 times as much = 3.5C

And

C + 3.5C = Total Cost

C + 3.5C = 9

4.5C = 9 divide both sides by 4.5

C = 9/4.5 = $2.00 for the soft drink

And 3.5C = 3.5(2.00) = $7.00 cost of the sandwich

CPhill
Mar 15, 2017