The French club sold rose bouquets and chocolate hearts for Valentine’s Day. The roses sold for $5 and the hearts sold for $3. The number of bouquets sold was 15 more than the number of hearts sold. If the club collected a total of $339, how many of each gift was sold? Homework Help ✎
Think about using a system of equations, Let r = rose bouquets and c = chocolate hearts.
They sold 48 rose bouquets and 33 chocolate hearts.
Write both equations using r and c.
Equation #1: 5r + 3c =339,
Equation #2: r = c + 15.
Read Math Note box in section 6.2.3 on the Substitution Method. Use this method to solve these equations.