Solving Story Problems
Write a system of equations for each problem.
State what the variable represents.
Solve the system.
Answer the questions.
1. Erica bought a songbook and a pad of music paper for $24. Danya bought a
songbook and 2 pads of music paper for $29. What was the cost of a songbook?
What was the cost of a pad of music paper?
2. Mrs. Estevez bought 3 bags of potatoes, a large bag of carrots, and a $4 bag of
corn for $29. Mr. Clark bought one bag of potatoes and a large bag of carrots for
$11. What was the cost of a bag of potatoes? What was the cost of a large bag
of carrots?
3. Ang bought 4 glowinthedark markers and 2 picture frames for $30. Robbie
bought 3 glowinthedark markers and 2 picture frames. Robbie used a $5off
coupon and paid $22 for his purchases. What was the cost of a glowinthedark
marker? What was the cost of a picture frame?
4. Mrs. Haq made 2 batches of oatmeal cookies and 3 trays of chocolatechip
cookies. After her son ate 5 of them, there were 43 cookies left. Mrs. Carr made
the samesize batches and trays of cookies. She made 2 batches of oatmeal
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 Fall '11
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