Scott and Dale are at a baseball game. Each decides to buy some concessions. Scott buys 3 hotdogs and 2 sodas for the cost of $\$14.00$. Dale decides to purchase 4 hotdogs and 1 soda for $\$14.50$. How much does the stadium charge for its hotdogs and sodas each?
4 hotdogs + 1 sodas = 14.5
3 hotdogs + 2 sodas = 14
We have our two equations now.
8h + 2s = 29
3h + 2s = 14
Now we can cancel out the sodas and subtract the two equations
This means that:
5h = 15
That would mean that 1 hotdog is $3.
That would mean that 1 soda cost $2.5.
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