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  Algebra House Comments are closed.

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