# SOLUTION: Computer City sells batteries (\$3) and small boxes of pens (\$5). In August, total sales were \$960. Customers bought 5 times as many batteries as boxes of pens. How many of each did

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Customizable Word Problem Solvers  -> Numbers -> SOLUTION: Computer City sells batteries (\$3) and small boxes of pens (\$5). In August, total sales were \$960. Customers bought 5 times as many batteries as boxes of pens. How many of each did      Log On

 Ad: Over 600 Algebra Word Problems at edhelper.com Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Word Problems: Numbers, consecutive odd/even, digits Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 7228: Computer City sells batteries (\$3) and small boxes of pens (\$5). In August, total sales were \$960. Customers bought 5 times as many batteries as boxes of pens. How many of each did computer city sell. Check the answer.Answer by bonster(299)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!They sold 5 times more batteries than pens. Then pens=x and batteries=5x When setting up the equation, make sure you read through it carefully. the pens were \$5 each and the batteries were \$3 each. so: \$5(x) + \$3(5x)=\$960 5x+15x=960 20x=960 = x=48 5x=240 *********They sold 48 boxes of pens and 240 boxes of batteries.********* CHECK: 48x5=240 240x3=720 240+720=960