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Paige and Taylor have the same amount to spend on school supplies. Paige buys 4 notebooks and has $8.60 left. Taylor buys 7 notebooks and has $7.55 left. How much does each notebook cost? Write an equation, explain your reasoning, show all work, and solve the problem.

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Let 'x' represent the cost of one notebook.

4x + 8.60 = 7x + 7.55


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x = $0.35 or 35 cents

Each notebook costs 35 cents.

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