## Hat and Scarf problem - 2 variables

Hat and Scarf problem - 2 variables
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Part of video series Solving Word Problems
Taught by YourMathGal

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Shows how to solve a word problem using 2 variables and 2 linear equations.
• How do you write and solve a system of 2 equations to solve a word problem with two variables in Algebra?
• How do you check to make sure that your solution to a word problem is correct?
• If Ben buys 2 hats and 5 scarves in a store for \$111, and Jose buys 4 hats and 3 scarves in the same store for \$103, what is the cost of a hat and the cost of a scarf?
• How do you solve the system of equations 2h + 5x = 111 and 4h + 3x = 103?
This is a really good real-world example problem of writing and solving a system of two equations. All steps involved with writing and solving the equations is explained. The final solution is also checked back into the original word problem. This is a great tutorial for solving complicated word problems.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on March 20, 2010.