Tom M. answered • 10/09/18

Tom (Retired Tech Employee): Algebra & Geometry

Beth's answer is exactly correct, but I like to use equations. It helps me feel more confident in my answer.

I would solve as follows:

Total Cost: 324 = h + 3s

Handbag is half the total cost of shoes: h=1/2x3s or s=2/3h

Using substitution: 324 = h + 3(2/3h)

324 = 3h

h = 108

Just a different approach to the same result.