Andy C. answered • 08/04/18

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X is the price of the hamster

L is the number of lizards

H is the number of hamsters

L + H = 49

the cost of the lizard is 5 times the hamster.

so the lizard costs 5x

cost of the lizards is twice the cost of the hamsters

L(5x) = 2(hx)

5l = 2h <--- divides both sides by x

(5/2)L = h

L + (5/2)L = 49

2L + 5L = 98

7L = 98

L = 14

14 lizards, 35 hamsters