Ben wants to buy 2 blue sweaters for $119 each and 3 brown sweaters for $44 each. How much will Ben spend on the five sweaters?
2 blue sweaters for $119 each translates to:
3 brown sweaters for $44 each translates to:
Then, since the question is asking how much Ben will spend on all 5 sweaters, we add the products up.
Here is the equation:
And don't forget the label, which is dollars.