Pat bought 6 shirts that were all the same price. He used a traveler's check for $25, and then paid the difference of $86. What was the price of each shirt?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2017

#$111 div 6 = $18.50#


Questions such as these usually involve quite simple calculations, but they are important in being able to convert a scenario described in words into maths calculations. Students often find these types of questions difficult.

Firstly, read the information carefully and then summarise what you are given in short sentences.

Pat bought #6# shirts.

He paid using a cheque and cash.

The total amount paid was #$25+$86 = $111#

The shirts all cost the same price.

The cost of each shirt was: #111 div 6 = $18.50#