# SOLUTION: Could you please help me with this question:Christopher Columbus just spent 20 pieces of silver at the Mariner's Mall. He bought a hat, a cape, and a spyglass. The spyglass cost 9

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Word Problems With Coins Question 550725: Could you please help me with this question:Christopher Columbus just spent 20 pieces of silver at the Mariner's Mall. He bought a hat, a cape, and a spyglass. The spyglass cost 9 more pieces of silver than the cape. The spyglass and the cape together cost 16 more pieces of silver than the hat. How much did Christopher Columbus pay for his hat?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let cape cost x spy glass , x+9 Hat = (2x+9-16)=2x-7 x+x+9+2x-7=20 4x+2=20 4x=18 x=4.5--------- cape spy glass ---- 9+4.5 = 13.5 Hat = 2