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Kym is renovating the first floor of her home. She bought 750 square feet of laminate flooring and 525 square feet of carpet and paid $2717.25. She went back to the store and brought an additional 100 square feet of laminate flooring and 75 square feet of carpet and paid $374.75. Find the cost per square foot of each type of flooring.

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Answer:The cost per square foot of laminate flooring is $1.88 and the cost per square foot of carpet is $2.49Step-by-step explanation:Letx -----> the cost per square foot of laminate flooringy ----> the cost per square foot of carpetwe know that750x+525y=2,717.25 -----> equation A100x+75y=374.75 ------> equation BSolve the system by graphingThe solution of the system is the intersection point both graphsThe solution is the point (1.88,2.49)see the attached figurethereforeThe cost per square foot of laminate flooring is $1.88 and the cost per square foot of carpet is $2.49