# I go to the store to buy school supplies. I spend $8.52. I buy one notebook $2.55 and three pens which are each the same price. What is the price of a pen?

##### 2 Answers

The price of the pen is $1.99

#### Explanation:

Notebook = x

Pen = y

Formula

Cost = x + 3y

if you know that the total cost is $8.52 and that the notebook cost $2.55, you can solve the question like so:

$1.99 = y

**The price of one pen is #$1.99#.**

#### Explanation:

Let's list out what we know:

One notebook

3 pens

Total spent

Let's let the price of one pen be

Subtract

Divide both sides by

Therefore, **the price of one pen is #$1.99#.**

Hope this helps!