SOLUTION: Directions: Choose a variable, setup equation, and solve. Dress socks cost \$2.50 a pair more than athletic socks. Randall purchased one pair of dress socks and six pairs of athlet

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 Question 408695: Directions: Choose a variable, setup equation, and solve. Dress socks cost \$2.50 a pair more than athletic socks. Randall purchased one pair of dress socks and six pairs of athletic socks for \$21.75. Find the price of a pair of dress socks. I said b = dress socks b +2.50b = 21.75 That's all I could get and I think it's wrong.Answer by richard1234(5390)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Not quite. If the dress socks cost b, then we can say that the athletic socks cost b-2.5. Also, six pairs of athletic socks were bought. Thus, we have <--- Price of a pair of dress socks