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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004120811:10:23
Subject: Re: word problem

On 2004120717:59:45, chris wrote: > >a farmer grows 252 kilograms of apples. He sells them to a grocer who >divides them into 5 kilo and 2 kilo bags.If the grocer uses the same >number of 5 kilo and 2 kilo bags then how many did he use in all? >the only answer i can come up with is 36. please help. > Let x= number of 5 kilo bags Let y=numger of 2 Kilo bags x=y 5x+2y=252 5x+2x=252 7x=252 x=36 y=36 Check: 5x36=180 2x36=72 The total is 252. Your answer is correct.

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