Question 270963: word problem: there was two kids that were selling juice boxes and sandwiches at a local baseball game. They earned $730.50 that day. They sold a total of 540 items. How many juice boxes were sold and how many sandwhiches were sold. Answer by solver91311(16868) (Show Source):
You can't solve this problem with the information given. You have to have the per item price of each of the items.
Let represent the number of juice boxes and represent the number of sandwiches.
You could then say that:
because they sold 540 items.
But only knowing the total amount collected doesn't tell you enough about the value of the juice boxes or the sandwiches. If you had the price of the juice boxes, say , and the price of the sandwiches, say , then the value of the juice boxes sold would be and the value of the sandwiches sold would be . Then you could create a second equation:
But without knowing the values of and you are stuck.