# SOLUTION: a man pays \$8 for a hot dog and a soda. The hot dog is \$2 more than the soda. How much does each cost?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 395111: a man pays \$8 for a hot dog and a soda. The hot dog is \$2 more than the soda. How much does each cost?Answer by stanbon(57967)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!a man pays \$8 for a hot dog and a soda. The hot dog is \$2 more than the soda. How much does each cost? --------- Equations: h + s = 8 dollars h = s+2 ----- Substitute for "h" and solve for "s": s+2 + s = 8 2s = 6 s = 3 dollars (price of a soda) --- Solve for "h": h + s = 8 h + 3 = 8 h = 5 dollars (price of a hot dog) ====================================== Cheers, Stan H.