# SOLUTION: Find the total weight of the boxes of pecans in a shipment of 3 pound boxes of pecans and 2 pound boxes of walnuts. (1) There were 24 fewer 2 pound boxes of walnuts than 3 pound

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 160340This question is from textbook Alegbra: Structure and Method: Book 1 : Find the total weight of the boxes of pecans in a shipment of 3 pound boxes of pecans and 2 pound boxes of walnuts. (1) There were 24 fewer 2 pound boxes of walnuts than 3 pound boxes of pecans. (2) The total weight of the shipment was 462 pounds. This question is from textbook Alegbra: Structure and Method: Book 1 Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3x+2(x-24)=462 3x+2x-48=462 5x=462+48 5x=510 x=510/5 x=102 boxes of pecans. 102-24=78 boxes of walnuts. Proof: 3*102+2*78=462 306+156=462 462=462