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    Word Problem!!

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedownen View Post
    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?

    PLEASE HELP!!
    Solve the following equations simultaneously:

    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).
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