Apple Picking

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Richard went apple picking at a pick-your-own orchard. One of the growers gave him a basket, and in talking with her, he learned:

  • a full basket of apples weighs about 20 pounds
  • ten pounds of apples or less costs $0.99 a pound
  • more than ten pounds of apples costs $0.85 a pound
  • 80 average-sized apples weigh about 40 pounds

At Richard’s local market, apples cost $0.39 each.

Bushel Basket