At a sale on winter clothing, Cody bought two pairs of gloves and four hats for $43.00. Tori bought two pairs of gloves and two hats for $30.00. What were the prices for the gloves and hats?
Let g = number of gloves and let h = number of hats. Were going to write a system of equations.
Now Im going to isolate a variable in one of the equations. Lets isolate the g in the second equation
Next, Im going to plug in my new equation for g into the first equation and solve for h.
Finally, Im going to plug my solution for h into either equation (Ill use the second one) and solve for g.
If I want to double check my answers, I can plug both values into the first equation and see if I get 43. The hats are $6.50 and the gloves are $8.50.
$6.50 and $8.50