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    Choosing Quantities

    You have a budget of $100, and you buy only chocolate and ice cream. For every ice cream you buy 3 chocolates. Ice cream costs $2.50 per unit and chocolates cost $1.50 each. How much of each do you buy?
    Rational numbers allowed (i.e. decimal quantities)

    Please help!
    I'm stuck!
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    Re: Choosing Quantities

    let the number of ice creams be x then number of chocolates = 3x. we have $ 100. now the equation becomes
    (2.5)x + 3(1.5)x = 100 just simplify to get the anwer
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