A jacket costs 4 times as much as a pair of pants. Together they are $75. How much does each item cost?

**x = price of pants**

**4x = price of jacket**{a jacket costs four times the pants}

x + 4x = 75 {together they cost $75}

5x = 75 {combined like terms}

x = 15 {divided each side by 5}

4x = 60 {substituted 15, in for x, into 4x}

**pants cost $15**

**jacket costs $60**

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