# SOLUTION: OK, new problem. Sally bought three choclate bars and a pack of gum and paid \$1.75. Jake bought two choclate bars and four packs of gum and paid \$2.00. Find the cost of a choclat

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 73402: OK, new problem. Sally bought three choclate bars and a pack of gum and paid \$1.75. Jake bought two choclate bars and four packs of gum and paid \$2.00. Find the cost of a choclate bar and a pack of gum. I think the format for this goes like this but I am not sure I am right. I would put the x/choclate bars and y/gum for each then work it out for each right? Help!!!Answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let c=price of chocolate bar, g=price of gum The word problem translates to Sally bought three choclate bars and a pack of gum and paid \$1.75 Jake bought two choclate bars and four packs of gum and paid \$2.00 Solve for g on the first equation Plug this into g of Now distribute the 4 Subtract like terms Subtract 7 from both sides Divide both sides by -10 So the chocolate bar costs \$0.50. Use this to find the price of gum So the gum costs \$0.25 Check: Works Works