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Sharon unpacked 39 kilograms of pineapples and apricots. The pineapples came in 9-kilogram bags and the apricots came in 6-kilogram bags. In all, Sharon unpacked 5 bags of fruit. How many bags of pineapples and bags of apricots did she unpack?
 

 Aug 19, 2021
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Hi Svtturtles!

 

We can solve this problem using a system of equations. 

 

Let p = the number of pineapple bags and a = the number of apricot bags. 

 

9p + 6a = 39. 

p + a = 5.  

 

Solving gives p = 3 and a = 2. 

 

Therefore, Sharon unpacked 3 pineapple bags and 2 apricot bags. 

 

I hope this helped,

 

Gavin. 

 Sep 3, 2021

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