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## Faith and Trinity are making cookies for Valentines day. Together they make a total of 88 cookies. Trinity makes 40 cookies more than Faith.

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Faith and Trinity are making cookies for Valentines day. Together they make a total of 88 cookies. Trinity makes 40 cookies more than Faith. How many cookies did each girl make?

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Answer:

Faith made = x = 24 cookies

Trinity made = y = 64 cookies

Step-by-step explanation:

Faith and Trinity are making cookies for Valentines day. Together they make a total of 88 cookies. How many cookies did each girl make?

Let the number of cookies

Faith made = x

Trinity made = y

x + y = 88

Trinity makes 40 cookies more than Faith.

y = x + 40

We substitute

x + y = 88

x + x + 40 = 88

2x + 40 = 88

2x = 88 – 40

2x = 48

x = 48/2

x = 24 cookies

y = x + 40

y = 24 + 40

y = 64 cookies

Therefore:

Faith made = x = 24 cookies

Trinity made = y = 64 cookies