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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 208712: Two pounds of pears and one pound of peaches cost \$1.40. 3 pounds of pears and two pounds of peaches cost \$2.40. How much is the combined cost of one pound of pears and one pound of peaches?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15636)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Two pounds of pears and one pound of peaches cost \$1.40. 3 pounds of pears and two pounds of peaches cost \$2.40. How much is the combined cost of one pound of pears and one pound of peaches? : Let x = no. of lbs of pears Let y = no. of lbs of peaches ; 2x + 1y = 1.40 y = 1.40 - 2x; this form for substitution 3x + 2y = 2.40 : Substitute (1.4-2x) for y in the above equation 3x + 2(1.4-2x) = 2.40 3x + 2.8 - 4x = 2.4 3x - 4x = 2.4 - 2.8 -x = -.4 x = .40 a lb; pears then y = 1.4 - 2(.40) y = 1.4 - .8 y = .60 a lb; peaches : A pound of each, pear and peach: .40 + .60 = \$1.00