Monique owns a catering business. Last weekend, she catered two events in which all attendees were served either a chicken or


Monique owns a catering business. Last weekend, she catered two events in which all attendees were served
either a chicken or a steak dinner. The table below shows some pricing information
about these two events
Day of
event
Saturday
Before Tax Prices of Monique’s Catered Events
Number of chicken Number of steak Total before-tax
Dinners served Dinners served
Price of dinners
27
17
$809.50
Sunday
46
34
$1,495,00
The following system of equations can be used to determine the before-tax prices of dollars for each chicken
dinner and s dollars of each steak dinner Monique served.
27c+ 17s = 809.50
46C + 34s = 1,495.00
What is the before-tax price of a chicken dinner?


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