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Jim runs a food cart and during a busy outdoor festival he sold $7343.75 worth of food. he sells hot dogs for $2.95 and steak sandwiches for $9.95. if he

Jim runs a food cart and during a busy outdoor festival he sold $7343.75 worth of food. he sells hot dogs for $2.95 and steak sandwiches for $9.95. if he sold a total of 985 items that day, how many o
$7343 worth of food$2.95 hot dogs (h)$9.95 steak sandwiches (s)985 items soldso what you want to do is set up two equationsh+s=9852.95h+9.95s=7343.75solve one of these equations for a variableh+s=985 subtract sh=-s+985 plug into other equation2.95(-s+985)+9.95s=7343.75 multiply out -2.95s+2905.75+9.95s=7343.75 combine like terms7s+2905.75=7343.75 subtract 2905.75 from both sides7s=4438 divide by 7s=634 then plug this number into one of the equations preferably the simpler oneh+634=985 subtract 634 from both sidesh=351the amount of hot dogs sold is 351 and the amount of steak sandwiches is 634i hope this helps. ...

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