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foreverbrokenpromises I buy a number of cheap calculators for a total of $240, mark each of them up by $2 and sell all but four of them for a total of $240. How many calculators did I buy?
Okay, so this is what I have done so far:
Let y represent the cost per calculator, and let x represent the number of calculator.
Therefore, xy = 240
And with the addition of the $2.00, minus the four pencils:
(x-4)(y+2) = 240
xy+2x-4y-8 = 240
and now im stumped. what do i do?
please explain + thanks in advance!