# Matthew has two different stocks. One is worth $9 more per share than the other. He has 17 shares of the more valuable stock and 42 shares of the other stock. His total assets in stocks is $1923. How much is the more expensive stock per share?

##### 1 Answer

The value of the expensive share is $39 each and the stock is worth $ 663.

#### Explanation:

Let the stocks with less value be of value $

Given that : One is worth $9 more per share than the other.

So the value of other share = $

Given that : He has 17 shares of the more valuable stock and 42 shares of the other stock. That means,

He has 17 shares of value $

So, the stock of less value shares is worth =$

and

the stock of more value shares is worth =

= $

Given that : His total assets in stocks is $1923. That means:

So, the value of the more expensive share is