## The seniors on the student council bought a total of 36 plants to use in landscaping the front of the school. They bought some azaleas that

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The seniors on the student council bought a total of 36 plants to use in landscaping the front of the school. They bought some azaleas that cost $6 each and some lilies that cost $5 each. They spent a total of $196 on these plants. How many azaleas did the students buy?

a.) 18

b.) 16

c.) 20

d.) 5

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Answer: BStep-by-step explanation:y = azaleas

x = lilies

6y + 5x =196 total cost

y + x = 36 total number of items

y = 36 – x

6(36 -x ) +5x =196

216 – 6x + 5x = 196

-x = 196 – 216

-x = -20

Divide by -1

X = 20 lilies

Plug into y equation

Y = 36 – 20

Y= 16 azaleas

To check

6(16) + 5(20) = 196

96 + 100 = 196

The answer is b 16 because you add the variables into the end of the numbers to identify you answer