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One thing I see in the two equations is that Mr. Pace bought twice as many donuts as Mrs. Pace. If we double Mrs. Pace's order so that they both buy the same number of donuts then the orders would be
So in this case Mrs. Pace made the same order as Mr. Pace and then ordered 25 more bagels and paid an extra $34.00  $15.75 = $18.25. Thus 25 bagels cost $18.25 so how much does one bagel cost? Let's do that again but say it slightly differently. The equations are
Multiply the second equation by 2 to get
Subtract equation 1 from equation 2 and get
Solve for y. I hope this helps,  


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