# SOLUTION: Six pears and three apples cost \$3.90. Two pears and five apples cost \$3.30. How much does one pear cost?

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 Question 104200: Six pears and three apples cost \$3.90. Two pears and five apples cost \$3.30. How much does one pear cost?Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!6P+3A=3.90 2P+5A=3.30 MULTIPLY THIS EQUATION BY -3 & ADD -6P-15A=-9.90 6P+3A=3.90 ---------------------- -12A=-6.00 A=-6.00/-12 A=.50 PRICE OF 1 APPLE. 6P+3*.50=3.90 6P+1.50=3.90 6P=3.90-1.50 6P=2.40 P=2.40/6 P=.40 PRICE OF 1 PEAR. PROOF 2*.40+5*.50=3.30 .80+2.50=3.30 3.30=3.30