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Anna buys 12 pens and 20 pencils for a total of $16. One pen costs $0.40 more than one pencil. What would 1 pen and 1 pencil cost?

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Anna buys 12 pens and 20 pencils for a total of $16. One pen costs $0.40 more than one pencil. What would 1 pen and 1 pencil cost?

A. $0.75

B. $0.95

C. $1.00

D. $1.10

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Answer:D . $ 1.10

Step-by-step explanation:Let x be the cost of each pen

x-0.40 be the cost of each pencil

12x + 20(x-0.40) = $16 is the equation

Solve the equation:

12x + 20x – 8 = 16

32x = 24

x = 0.75 is the cost of each pen

x- 0.40 = 0.35 is the cost of each pencil

( I doubled checked with a calculator ) 🙂

I think is A not sure this but maybe