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    System of Equations word problem. PLEASE HELP

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    At an ice cream parlor, ice cream cones cost $1.10 and sudaes cost $2.35. One day, the receipts for a total of 172 cones and sundaes were $294.20. How many cones were sold?
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    let C = number of cones sold
    S = number of sundaes sold

    C + S = 172

    C(1.10) + S(2.35) = 294.20

    solve the system using the method taught to you in class.
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    thanks for helping set up the system but my teacher is pretty much terrible and I couldn't understand how to solve a system like this using substitution how would i solve using substitution?
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    C + S = 172

    S = 172 - C

    C(1.10) + (172 - C)(2.35) = 294.20

    solve for C
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    how many cones sold?
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