A wholesaler is offering two different package deals of roses and carnations to florists. One package contains 20 dozen roses and 34 dozen carnations for $504.00. The other package contains 15 dozen roses and 17 dozen carnations for $327.00.
Let y = cost of one dozen roses
Let x = cost of one dozen carnations
a. Write a system of equations for this problem.
b. Which equation can be multiplied by a coefficient to create an opposite coefficient? What is that value?
c. Solve this system for the cost of one dozen roses and the cost of one dozen carnations.