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At Gwen's garage sale, all books were one price, and all magazines were another price. Harriet bought four books and three magazines for $1.45, and June bought two books and five magazines for $1.25. What was the price of a book and what was the price of a magazine?
Harriet bought = 4B, 3M
June bought = 2B, 5M
Now lets set them as equations, we know the total amount each spent, so we just make what they bought equal to those;
Now we will go ahead and solve using the elimination method;
I will multiply the second equation by -2 so I can eliminate the B;
Now add equations together;
divide each side by -7;
Now plug that answer into either equation for M;
so our Books = .25
Magazines = .15