Mangoes and OrangesDate: 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? 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 Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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