# SOLUTION: Nine pounds of sweep potatoes cost the same as 6 pounds of apples. One pound of sweet potatoes cost twice as much as a pound of onions, while a pound of apples cost 24 ents more th

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 Question 173441: Nine pounds of sweep potatoes cost the same as 6 pounds of apples. One pound of sweet potatoes cost twice as much as a pound of onions, while a pound of apples cost 24 ents more than a pound of onions. Fidn the cost of each.Answer by solver91311(16872)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the cost of one lb. of sweet potatoes = s Let the cost of one lb. of apples = a Let the cost of one lb. of onions = n (I chose n to represent onions so that there is no possibility that o ("oh") can be confused with 0 ("zero"). Givens: 1. 2. 3. Use substitution: Since the only given constant value was expressed in cents, the value of must also be in cents. Hence, onions cost 12 cents per pound. Apples, then, must cost cents per pound and sweet potatoes cost cents per pound. Either this is a VERY old problem, or I want to know where to find this grocery store!