# jim's sandwich cost the same as the combined cost of his salad and milk. the sandwich cost three times as much as the milk. the salad cost &0.20 more than twice the cost of the milk. how much did jim's lunch cost?

The Answer is:0.50 Cents

## To find the cost of Jim's lunch, let's break down the information given:

1. The sandwich cost the same as the combined cost of the salad and milk.

2. The sandwich cost three times as much as the milk.

3. The salad cost $0.20 more than twice the cost of the milk.

Let's assign variables to the unknowns:

Let's say the cost of the milk is "m."

The cost of the salad would then be (2m + $0.20).

And the cost of the sandwich would be (3m).

According to the first statement, the sandwich's cost is equal to the combined cost of the salad and milk. So we can create an equation:

3m = (2m + $0.20) + m

Simplifying the equation, we have:

3m = 3m + $0.20

We can cancel out the "3m" terms on both sides:

0 = $0.20

This is not a valid equation, as it is impossible for $0.20 to equal zero. Thus, there seems to be an error in the values given or the equations provided.

Please check the values and equations again to determine the correct answer for Jim's lunch cost.