# SOLUTION: A certain scale for weighing food registers only weights above 6 pounds . a person who wanted to know the weight of 1 package each of chicken , beef, and turkey weighed ever

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 304992: A certain scale for weighing food registers only weights above 6 pounds . a person who wanted to know the weight of 1 package each of chicken , beef, and turkey weighed every possible pair of these packages and got the following results. The chicken and the beef weighed 7 pounds The chicken and the turkey weighed 8 pounds The beef and the turkey weighed 9 pounds What is the weight of the package of turkey? A 2 pounds b 3 pounds c 4 pounds d 5 pounds e 6 pounds Answer by richwmiller(10276)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!c+b=7, c+t=8, b+t=9 c=8-t b=9-t sub in the first equation 8-t+9-t=7 17-7=2t 10=2t 5=t b=4 c=3