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    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?

    (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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle Belford View Post
    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.
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