rainbooow wrote:

If Jack bought a computer for $1000 more than a generic model, then the price of that computer would have been 8 times the value of the accompanying bonus wireless router, which is 1/4th the price of the generic model. What is the price of the computer?

I've translated the words into the equations but can't approach it. Please help..

Here's what I did:

c = $1000 + g

c = 8b

b = (1/4) g

Thanks!

Continuing your approach and replace b with 1/4g in c= 8b

We get c = 2g

We also have c = 1000 + g

Equating, we get 2g = 1000 + g => g = 1000

Hence, the price of the computer = 2g = $2000

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