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Mrs Ho bought 3 times as many Hello Kitty as Pooh Bear toys. She spent $272 altogether. A Pooh Bear cost $8 more than a Hello Kitty. The total cost of Hello Kitties was $76 more than the total cost of Pooh Bears. Find the cost of a Pooh Bear.

Answer

Total cost of Hello Kitties was $76 more than Pooh Bear.

So cost of Pooh Bear = $( 272 – 76)/2 =$ 196/2 =$ 98

If a Pooh Bear cost $u, a Hello Kitties cost $ ( u – 8)

Number of Pooh Bear bought = 98/u

Number of Hello Kitties bought = 3 * 98/u = 294/u

u * 98/u + (u – 8 ) * 294/u = 272

272u = 392u – 2352

120u = 2352

u = 19.6

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