# I buy x choc ices and y orange ices and spend $2.30. I buy ten ices altogether . the choc ices cost $0.30 each and the orange ices cost $0.20 each. How many of each do I buy?

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I understand how to get to two equations from the problem. All the equations thatI tried are not working out. Please help me out!

I understand how to get to two equations from the problem. All the equations thatI tried are not working out. Please help me out!

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#### Explanation:

So the two equations that you are going to make are as follows. The first is about **amount**, the second is about **cost** .

Since you bought 10 total, this is the first equation:

Since chocolate ice costs

I'm actually going to multiply that whole equation by

Now rearrange the first equation to substitute into the second:

Now substitute:

You bought

Now put the value of

You bought