The price of a sweater is $5 less than twice the price of a shirt. If four sweaters and three shirts cost $200, find the price of each shirt

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The price of a sweater is $5 less than twice the price of a shirt. If four sweaters and three shirts cost $200, find the price of each shirt and each sweater.

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    2021-10-14T01:50:17+00:00

    Let x be the price of shirt
    shirt = x
    sweater = 2x – 5

    4 sweaters = 4(2x-5) = 8x – 20
    3 shirts = 3x

    Total of 4 sweaters and 3 shirts = 8x – 20 + 3x = 11x – 20

    We know that it costs $200
    11x – 20 = 200
    11x = 220
    x  = 20

    Shirt = x = $20
    Sweater = 2x – 5 = 2(20) – 5 = 35

    Each shirt costs $20 and each sweater costs $35

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