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    Simultaneous Equations Help

    I need help with this sum, I came up with one statement but cant figure the second statement out.

    Here is the sum:

    Sally bought dresses and Hand Bags. The Dresses cost $65 and the hand bags cost $26 each. The total number of items was 11 and in total she spent $598. How many dresses and how many hand bangs did she buy?


    I think the answer should go like this:

    Let b be the number of dresses bought.
    Let h be then number of handbags bought.

    First Statement:
    d + h = 11

    I cant come up with a proper second statement though, and Im not quite sure whether my first statement is correct either. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Last edited by 22upon7; January 27th 2009 at 05:49 PM.
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    I think I got both statements,

    d+h= 11
    65d+26h=598
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