Volunteers at Sam’s school use some of the student council’s savings for a special project. They buy 3 backpacks for $7 each and fill each backpack with paper and pens that cost $6. By how much did the student council’s savings change because of this project?

The savings was changed by


  1. Answer:
    Sam’s student council spent $39 on backpacks + paper and pens.
    Step-by-step explanation:
    They bought 3 backpacks for $7 each. 3 x 7 = $21.
    They also filled those backpacks with paper and pens costing $6 each. 3 backpacks x $6 = $18.
    Now, add the two prices.
    18 + 21 = 39
    hope this helps 🙂


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