Scarves Cost + Purses Cost = Total Cost

__Calculate Scarves Cost__

Scarves cost = Cost per scarf * number of scarves

Scarves cost = 10n

__Calculate Purses Cost__

Purses cost = Cost per purse * number of purses

Purses cost = 16 * 2

Purses cost = 32

Total Cost = 62. Plug in our numbers and values to the Total Cost equation :

10n + 32 = 62

Solve for

*n*in the equation 10n + 32 = 62

**Step 1: Group constants:**

We need to group our constants 32 and 62. To do that, we subtract 32 from both sides

10n + 32 - 32 = 62 - 32

**Step 2: Cancel 32 on the left side:**

10n = 30

**Step 3: Divide each side of the equation by 10**

10n/10 = 30/10

n =

**3**