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?

Svtturtles 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.

GYanggg Sep 3, 2021