# How do you find the cost of one pizza if one pizza cost three times as much as a soda and the price of one pizza and one soda is $5? ##### 1 Answer Oct 24, 2014 We can begin by translating the word problem into a mathematical statement. Cost of Soda + Cost of Pizza = Total Cost If we make the cost of the soda equal to n. Then the cost of the pizza is 3 times n. Soda = n Pizza = 3n Total Cost = n + 3n n + 3n =$5

4n = $5 (combine like terms) n = ($5)/4 (divide by 4 to isolate the variable)

 n = \$1.25