HiSymum wrote:Hi, need help to solve this question. Andrew had $268 and Brett had $172 at first. Each of them bought a pair of skates at the same price. After their purchase, Andrew had 5 times as much money left as Brett. How much did each pair of skates cost?

You may use UM(Units Method) or MD.

Andrew and Brett bought a pair of skates at the same price.

The difference between Andrew’s initial amount and Brett’s initial amount remains the same.

After the purchase

Andrew ------- 5 units

Brett ------- 1 unit

Difference ------ 4 units

268 -172 ------ 96

4 units -------96

1 unit ------ 24

Cost of a pair of skates ------ 172 - 24 ------148

Best wishes