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# jessica and josh are selling entertainment books to raise money for the art room at their school. One book sells for $20. Jessica received the prize for selling the most books in school. Jessica sold 19 times more books than joseph. Together they sold 200 books. How many did each of them sell

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Answer:Josh sold 16 books and Jessica sold 240 books Step-by-step explanation:Given: Jessica sold 15 times more books than Josh. Together they sold 256 booksTo Find : How many did each one of them sell?Solution:Let Jessica sold x booksLet Josh sold y books.Since we are given that Jessica sold 15 times more books than Josh. ⇒x=15y --aWe are also given that Together they sold 256 books.⇒x+y=256 --bUsing substitution method Put value of x from equation a in equation b⇒15y+y=256 ⇒16y=256 ⇒⇒Thus Josh sold 16 booksJessica sold books = 15y = 15*16=240Hence Josh sold 16 books and Jessica sold 240 books Read more on Brainly.com -