# SOLUTION: Jennifer's bakery sold half as many marble cakes as strawberry shortcakes. The price of a marble cakes is \$6 and the price of a strawberry shortcake is \$8.50. If the total amount

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Evaluation Word Problems Question 425333: Jennifer's bakery sold half as many marble cakes as strawberry shortcakes. The price of a marble cakes is \$6 and the price of a strawberry shortcake is \$8.50. If the total amount of sales for these cakes was \$391, what is the total number of each kind of cake sold? Please help?Answer by stanbon(57397)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Jennifer's bakery sold half as many marble cakes as strawberry shortcakes. The price of a marble cakes is \$6 and the price of a strawberry shortcake is \$8.50. If the total amount of sales for these cakes was \$391, what is the total number of each kind of cake sold? --------------------- Equations: Quantity: 2m = s --- Value::: 6m + 8.5s = 391 dollars ---- Substitute for s and solve for "m": 6m + 8.5(2m) = 391 --- 6m + 17m = 391 23m = 391 m = 17 (# of marble cakes) --- solve for "s" s = 2m s = 34 (# of stawberry shortcake) ===================================== Cheers, Stan H. =======