Casey

Casey bought a 15.4 pound turkey and an 11.6 pound ham for thanksgiving and paid $38.51. Her friend Jane bought a 10.2 pound turkey and a 7.3 pound ham from the same store and paid $24.84. Find the cost per pound of turkey and the cost per pound of ham.

Correct result:

h =  1.74
t =  1.19

Solution:


15.4t + 11.6h = 38.51
10.2t + 7.3h = 24.84

15.4•t + 11.6•h = 38.51
10.2•t + 7.3•h = 24.84

11.6h+15.4t = 38.51
7.3h+10.2t = 24.84

h = 8750 = 1.74
t = 119100 = 1.19

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