# At a sandwich shop, sandwiches cost $1.50 each and fruit drinks At cost $.40 each. If a bill for an order of 20 items was $17.00, how many fruit drinks were ordered?

##### 1 Answer

Number of fruit drinks ordered were 12.

#### Explanation:

Given that:

Cost of one sandwich = $ 1.50 and

Cost of one fruit drink = $0 .40 .

An order of 20 items was placed.

And the bill was $17.00.

Asked: How many fruit drinks were ordered?

Solution:

Let the number of sandwiches be ordered be

So the number of fruit drinks ordered will be =

Cost of

and

Cost of

=

The bill will be : cost of sandwiches + cost of fruit drinks.

=

We know that the total bill was $17.00 . That means,

$ 8 + $1.10x =$ 17.00#

Number of sandwiches is

so number of fruit drinks will be

Therefore

Number of fruit drinks ordered were 12.