# SOLUTION: Paint Town sold 45 paintbrushes, one kind at \$8.50 each and another at \$9.75 each. In all, \$398.75 was taken in for the brushes. How many of each kind were sold?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 477994: Paint Town sold 45 paintbrushes, one kind at \$8.50 each and another at \$9.75 each. In all, \$398.75 was taken in for the brushes. How many of each kind were sold? Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let one kind = x other kind = y Total paintbrushes sold x+y=45 x=45-y ……………..(1) Total amount received 8.5(x)+9.75(y)=398.75 …………(2) Put the value of x in (1) 8.5(45-y)+9.75y=398.75 382.50-8.5y+9.75y=398.75 -8.5y+9.75y=398.75-382.50 1.25y=16.25 y=16.25/1.25 y=13 Put the value of y in x=45-13 x=32 one kind = 32 brushes sold other kind = 13 brushes sold