# SOLUTION: Computer City sells batteries (\$3) and small boxes of pens (\$5). In August total sales were \$960. Customers bought 5 times as many batteries as boxes of pens. How many of each did

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 Question 109024This question is from textbook practical business math procedures : Computer City sells batteries (\$3) and small boxes of pens (\$5). In August total sales were \$960. Customers bought 5 times as many batteries as boxes of pens. How many of each did computer city sell? Check your answer. Thanks!This question is from textbook practical business math procedures Answer by stanbon(57214)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Computer City sells batteries (\$3) and small boxes of pens (\$5). In August total sales were \$960. Customers bought 5 times as many batteries as boxes of pens. How many of each did computer city sell? Check your answer. ------------------ Let number of pens be "x"; value of these is 5x dollars ------------ Number of batteries is 5x: value of these is 3*5x = 15x dollars --------------------------- EQUATION: value + value = 960 dollars 5x + 15x = 960 20x = 960 x = 48 (number of pens sold) 5x = 240 (number of batteries sold) =========== Checking: 5*48 + 3*240 = 960 240 + 720 = 960 960 = 960 =========== Cheers, Stan H.