Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.8 Using Equations to Solve Application Problems - 9.8 Exercises: 43

Answer

printer = \$ 44 Notebook computer = \$ 352

Work Step by Step

Let the Jason paid amount for his printer be x He paid eight times as much for his notebook computer as he did for his printer = 8x Total of both the items = \$396 So, x + 8x = 396 Solve the equation x + 8x = 396 9x = 396 Divide both the sides by 9 $\frac{9x}{9}$ = $\frac{396}{9}$ x = 44 So Jason paid \$ 44 for his printer and He paid for notebook computer = 8 * 44 = $ 352
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