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### Mangoes and Oranges

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Date: 8/21/96 at 5:2:20
From: Anonymous
Subject: Mangoes and Oranges

Miss Tay paid \$14 for 5 mangoes and 8 oranges.  If each mango costs
\$1.50 more than each orange, what is the cost of each mango?
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Date: 8/21/96 at 15:15:46
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re: Mangoes and Oranges

Let x be the price of an orange.  Then x + 1.50 is the price of each
mango.  The equation is then

8x + 5(x + 1.50) = 14.00
13x + 7.50 = 14.00
13x = 6.50
x = .50

Therefore each orange cost 50 cents and each mango costs
.50 + 1.50 = \$2.00

-Doctor Robert,  The Math Forum
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