Question 65020: Can someone help me out? I thought I had an equation, but when I tried to figure it out that was a joke.
Steve and Cara went Christmas shopping and purchased 5 blouses and 4 skirts for relatives. The total cost was $326.00. Each blouse cost the same amount. The skirts were a different price, but all 4 were purchased at the same price. The prices were not recorded on the sales slip; it only read “5 blouses and 4 skirts… total $326.00”. Some blouses and skirts did not fit, so Steve and Cara returned 2 blouses and 3 skirts for a credit of $192.00. How much did they pay for each blouse? How much did they pay for each skirt? Answer by 303795(595) (Show Source):
You can put this solution on YOUR website! Using b and s for blouses and skirts respectively.
5b + 4s = 326
2b + 3s = 192
These are the equations you should have used to solve the problem. Hopefully that is enough help. (You should get $30 in your solution somewhere if you are correct)