One month Boris rented 5 movies and 6 video games for a total of $47..?
The next month he rented 3 movies and 2 video games for a total of $19. Find the rental cost for each movie and each video game.
- sepiaLv 74 weeks ago
One month Boris rented
5 movies and 6 video games for a total of $37.
The next month he rented
3 movies and 2 video games for a total of $19.
5m + 6v = 37
3m + 2v = 19
m = 5.00, v = 2.00
The rental cost for each movie was $5.00
and each video game was $2.00
- GypsyfishLv 74 weeks ago
Seriously? Who rents movies anymore? Is this problem in a textbook written in the 90s?
OK- this is why you need algebra. You let a letter stand for movies and one for video games. The standard is to use x and y, but you can use m and v- it really doesn't make any difference. You know two things:
5m+6v equals 47
3m + 2v=19.
Solve one equation for m
5m=47 - 6v
Now substitute that in the 2nd equation so you only have one variable, and solve for it.
- RichardLv 74 weeks ago
Elementary eighth grade/high school algebra:
5m + 6g = $47
3m + 2g = $19
I'll let you do the rest.
PS: This should be in the Education/Homework section.