# SOLUTION: 1. A discount store sold plastic cups for \$3.25 each and ceramic cups for \$4.50 each. a. If 500 cups were sold for a total of \$2,090, how many cups of each type were sold? W

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 Question 331961: 1. A discount store sold plastic cups for \$3.25 each and ceramic cups for \$4.50 each. a. If 500 cups were sold for a total of \$2,090, how many cups of each type were sold? What was the dollar value of each type of cup sold? Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A discount store sold plastic cups for \$3.25 each and ceramic cups for \$4.50 each. : a. If 500 cups were sold for a total of \$2,090, how many cups of each type were sold? : The no. of cups equation p + c = 500 p = (500-c); use this form for substitution ; the cost equation 3.25p + 4.50c = 2090 : replace p with (500-c) 3.25(500-c) + 4.50c = 2090 : 1625 - 3.25c + 4.50c = 2090 : -3.25c + 4.50c = 2090 - 1625 : 1.25c = 465 c = c = 372 ceramic cups then 500 - 372 = 128 plastic cups : What was the dollar value of each type of cup sold? 372 * 4.50 = \$1674 128 * 3.25 = \$416 --------------------- Check total: 2090