Kristen N.

asked • 11/15/20

Solving a tax rate or interest rate problem using a system of linear equations

A theater group made appearances in two cities. The hotel charge before tax in the second city was $1000 lower than in the first. The tax in the first city was 8%, and the tax in the second city was 8.5%. The total hotel tax paid for the two cities was $781.25. 

How much was the hotel charge in each city before tax?

First city:

Second city:

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