Problem C

Meal Deal

Jessica and Callista go the local burger joint. They both want to buy the meal deal. Jessica has \(\frac{3}{4}\) of the money needed to buy the meal deal and Callista has half of the money needed to buy the meal deal. If the meal deal was \(\$3\) cheaper, then together they would have exactly enough money to buy two of the meal deals.

What is the original price of the meal deal?

**Themes:** Algebra, Number Sense