A man went to the store to buy three things, chicken, vegetables, and bananas. The total of his spent was $20.
Vegetables plus 9 dollars equals to the Chicken.
(Chicken plus vegetable) then minus $16 equals bananas.
How much is chicken, vegetable, and bananas each?
Remember, the total of his spent was $20.
the equation you are trying to solve is V+C+B=20 well use substitution substitute for C and B making it
V+(V+9)+((C+V)-16)=20 then substitute for C again
V+(V+9)+(((V+9)+V)-16)=20 then just solve it
V=$4.50 now just substitute for the other equations
$13.50=C and solve for B
$2.00=B now check your answer
which means it's correct