# SOLUTION: Phil collects .50 stamps and .60 stamps. At the post office he purchased 27 stamps worth \$15.00. HOw many of each kind did he get?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 60663: Phil collects .50 stamps and .60 stamps. At the post office he purchased 27 stamps worth \$15.00. HOw many of each kind did he get?Answer by asha(30)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Phil collects .50 and .60 stamps. he purchased 27 stamps for \$15. Let him buy x stamps of .50 and y stamps of .60. x + y= 27 ---- eqn.1 .50x +.60y =15 --- eqn.2 multiplying eqn.1 by 5 we get 5x +5y = 135--- eqn.3 multiplying eqn.2 by 10 we get 5x+6y =150 --- eqn.4 subtracting eqn.3 from eqn.4we get 5x-5x+6y-5y=150-135 y=15 plugging value of y in eqn.1 we get x+ 15=27 x=27-15=12 Phil collects 12 stamps of .50 and 15 stamps of .60 Good Luck !!