Josh S.

asked • 09/24/18

Can someone help me with this math problem?

Rajan bought 5 copies of a book to give as gifts. The book was on sale for $5 off the original price. The total that Rajan spent on 5 books was $2 more than he would have spent on 4 copies of the book at the original price. What was the original price of the book? Write an expression

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Lauren H. answered • 09/24/18

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Josh S.

Ok, but what does x stand for and what y stand for? Thanks 


Lauren H.

y = 27
x = 22
So, x is the sale book and y is the non-sale book, because 22 is the lesser amount.


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