Molly's Custom Kitchen Supplies sells handmade forks and spoons. It costs the store $1.70 to buy the supplies to make a fork and $1.30 to buy supplies to a spoon. The store sells forks for $5.60 and spoons for $5.40. Last April Molly's Custom Kitchen Supplies spent $37.90 on materials for forks and spoons. They sold the finished products for a total of $147.20. How many forks and spoons did they make last April?
Solve the following equations simultaneously:
Originally Posted by leedownen
1.70 x + 1.30 y = 37.90
5.60 x + 5.40 y = 147.20
I'll let you figure out what x and y represent (hint: one of them represents the number of forks made and the other represents the number of spoons made).