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Mr. Johnson has 54 bags of fruit to sell at the market. He has 5 times as many bags of pears as bags of grapes. By the end of the day, he only had 26 bags of pears left. How many bags of pears had Mr. Johnson sold?

 May 20, 2021

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$b_p + b_g = 54$

$b_p = 5 b_g$

$6 b_g = 54$

$b_g = 9$

$b_p = 5 \cdot b_g = 5 \cdot 9 =45$

$45 - 26 = \boxed{19}$

 May 20, 2021
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Best Answer

$b_p + b_g = 54$

$b_p = 5 b_g$

$6 b_g = 54$

$b_g = 9$

$b_p = 5 \cdot b_g = 5 \cdot 9 =45$

$45 - 26 = \boxed{19}$

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