Word Problems With Linear Equations

Below you'll find simple, step-by-step videos showing how to solve word problems involving linear equations.  You can also chat with a live algebra tutor if I'm online.  In the gray box (where it says "Chat with us"), type (or copy and paste) the question with which you need help.

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The following video shows how to solve a word problem involving a system of linear equations.

You buy 6 small candles and 1 large candle for $24. Your friend buys 4 small candles and 2 large candles for $24. Find the cost of each small candle and each large candle. Write and use a system to solve. Show all of your work.


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