Use Substitution to solve c + s = 300 and 3c + 1.5s = 825

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Use the substitution method to solve:

c + s = 300

3c + 1.5s = 825

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Equation 1 is in the correct format.

Check Format

Equation 2 is in the correct format.

Rearrange Equation 2 to solve for c:

3c + 1.5s = 825

Subtract 1.5s from both sides to isolate c:

3c + 1.5s - 1.5s = 825 - 1.5s

3c = 825 - 1.5s

Now divide by 3:

3c

3

=

825 - 1.5s

3

Revised Equation 2:

c =

825 - 1.5s

3

Plug Revised Equation 2 value into c:

1(c) + s = 300

1 * ((825 - 1.5s)/3) + s = 300

((825 - 1.5s)/3) + s = 300

Multiply equation 1 through by 3

3 * (((825 - 1.5s)/3) + s = 300)

3 * (((825 - 1.5s)/3) + s = 300)

825 - 1.5s + 3s = 900

Group like terms:

-1.5s + 3s = 900 - 825

1.5s = 75

Divide each side by 1.5

1.5s

1.5

=

75

1.5

s =

75

1.5

s = 50

Plug this answer into Equation 1

1c + 1(50) = 300

1c + 50 = 300

1c = 300 - 50

1c = 250

Divide each side by 1

1c

1

=

250

1

c =

250

1

c = 250

What is the Answer?

c = 250 and s = 50

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