# Father bought 3 cakes at $7.90 each , 6 hot dogs at$1.05 each and some icicles at $0.50 each . the ttoal amount that father paid was$39.50, how many icicles did he buy?

Jul 15, 2016

19 icicles were bought

#### Explanation:

The only quantity we do not know is the number of icicles.

Let the number of icicles be $x$

$7.90 \times 3 + 1.05 \times 6 + 0.50 \times x = 39.50 \text{ all in$}$$23.70 + 6.30 + 0.5 x = 39.50$$0.5 x = 39.50 - 30.00$$0.5 x = 9.5$$\frac{0.5 x}{0.5} = \frac{9.5}{0.5}$$x = 19\$

19 icicles were bought