# 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)