-Can someone help me with these maths.
Two students shared in the purchase of an $86 electronic calculator. One paid $26 more than five times what the other student paid. What did each pay?
Let x=what the 1st one paid
Let 5x + 26 = what the 2nd one paid
Let 86 = total paid
x + 5x + 26 = 86
Solve for x and 5x + 26.
(b) Helen, trying to get out of debt, paid $750 to two creditors. If one creditor demanded four times as much as the other, what did she pay to each one?
Let x = amount creditor A demainded
Let 4x = amount creditor B demainded
Let 750 = total debt
x + 4x = 750
Solve for x and 4x.