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The total cost of 2 similar bags, 3 wallets and 4 belts is $1188. A bag cost thrice as much as a wallet and a wallet cost twice as much as a belt. How much would Nevah have to pay for a bag, a wallet and a belt?

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Answer:The answer to your question is: bag = $ 264     wallet = $132     belt = $ 66Step-by-step explanation:Equation               2bags + 3 wallets + 4 belts = $1188Conditions              1 bag = 2 wallets              1 wallet = 2 belts           (1/2) wallet = 1 beltSubstitution in terms of wallets             2(2 wallets) + 3 wallets + 4(1/2) wallet = $1188             4 wallets + 3 wallets + 2 wallets = $1188             9 wallets = $1188             1 wallet = $1188 / 9             1 wallet = $ 132             1 bag = 2(132) = $ 242             1 belt = (1/2) 132 = $ 66