# SOLUTION: MS. SMITH CAN EITHER BUY 6 APPLES AND 2 ORANGES FOR \$1.50 OR 5 APPLES AND 4 ORANGES FOR \$1.60. How much does one apple cost?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Evaluation Word Problems Question 258706: MS. SMITH CAN EITHER BUY 6 APPLES AND 2 ORANGES FOR \$1.50 OR 5 APPLES AND 4 ORANGES FOR \$1.60. How much does one apple cost?Answer by Fombitz(13828)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A-price of an apple Q-price of an orange (O looks like 0 and might be confusing) Multiply the first eq. by (-2) and add to the second to get rid of Q. Then from eq. 1, Apples are \$0.20 a piece, oranges are \$0.15 a piece.