College Algebra (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter 8 - Review Exercises - Page 635: 57


See below.

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ be the number of small boxes, $y$ be the number of medium boxes, $z$ be the amount of large boxes. Then our equations: (for oatmeal raisin): $x+2y+2z=15$ (for chocolate chip): $x+y+2z=10$ (for shortbread): $y+3z=11$ Deducing the second equation from the first one we get: $y=5$, then substituting this into the third, $z=2$, then $x=1$. So we buy $1$ small, $5$ medium and $2$ big boxes.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.