# Pat bought 6 shirts that were all the same price. He used a traveler's check for $25, and then paid the difference of $86. What was the price of each shirt?

Questions such as these usually involve quite simple calculations, but they are important in being able to convert a scenario described in words into maths calculations. Students often find these types of questions difficult.

Firstly, read the information carefully and then summarise what you are given in short sentences.

He paid using a cheque and cash.

The shirts all cost the same price.

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To find the price of each shirt, we first need to determine the total cost of the shirts. Pat used a traveler's check for $25, leaving a remaining amount of$86 to be paid. Since the traveler's check covered part of the cost, the total cost of the 6 shirts is $25 +$86. We then divide the total cost by the number of shirts purchased to find the price per shirt: ($25 +$86) ÷ 6 = $111 ÷ 6 =$18.50. So, the price of each shirt is $18.50.

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