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Margaret is helping he neighbor with some yard work. The neighbor pays Margaret \$0.75 for each bucket of weeds pulled and \$1.50 for each new petunia planted. When Margaret finished she had twice as many empty pots as buckets of weeds and had earned \$30 helping in the yard. How many buckets of weeds did Margaret pull? How many petunias did she plant?

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Guest Apr 3, 2017
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Let the number of buckets of weeds = N.....then....the number of pots of petunias =  2N

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N ( amount paid for each bucket of weeds) + 2N (amount paid for each petunia pot )  = \$30

N ( .75)  + 2N (1.50)  = \$30     simplify

.75N + 3N  = 30

3.75N  = 30       divide both sides by 3.75

N = 8   =  buckets of weeds

2N  = 16  = pots of petunias

CPhill  Apr 4, 2017
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ha is this you homework

Guest Apr 4, 2017

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