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Caitlan went to the store to buy clothes. She had a store credit from a previous return for \$39.58. If she bought 4 of the same styles of shirts in different colors and spent a total of \$52.22 after the credit a was taken off of her total, what was the price of each shirt she boughten? Write and solve an equation with integer coefficients.

Hello, Ethan.

\$39.58 + \$52.22 = \$91.80

\$91.80/4 = \$22.95

Explanation: Caitlan has a store credit for \$39.58. That, coupled with the amount that she personally spent out of pocket (\$52.22), gives you a grand total of \$91.80 for the four shirts.

Finally, divide \$91.80 by 4 to give you the cost for each shirt. \$91.80/4 = \$22.95. (The problem doesn't indicate the different colors or that the colors are priced differently, so we must assume that each color shirt costs the same.)

I hope this helps.

Regards,
John

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