To solve word problems where someone is selling multiple items, a background knowledge of setting up a system of equations is necessary. Problems where someone is selling multiple items are common on standardized tests such as the ACT and the SAT. These types of problems are similar to rate word problems, work word problems and money word problems..
Sample Problems (2)
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Fairview High School is selling tickets to the annual Shakespeare play. On the first day, they sold 6 child tickets and 3 adult tickets for a total of $75. On the second day, they took in $102 for selling 2 child tickets and 8 adult tickets.
Sharon and Susie are selling holiday wreaths. Sharon sold 10 ivy wreaths and 9 holly wreaths for a total of $282. Susie sold 5 of each type for $150 total.