Lynne bought a bag of grapefruit, 1frac{5}{8} pounds of apples, and 2frac{3}{16} pounds of bananas. The total weight of her purchases was 7frac{1}{2} pounds. How much did the bag of grapefruit weigh?

Nann 2020-11-29 Answered
Lynne bought a bag of grapefruit, 158 pounds of apples, and 2316 pounds of bananas. The total weight of her purchases was 712 pounds. How much did the bag of grapefruit weigh?
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Answered 2021-09-14

Let us assume that the weight of the bag of grapefruit be x pounds 

Given:

The weight of the bag of apples is: 158 pounds or 138 pounds

The weight of the bag of bananas is:

2316 pounds or 3516 pounds

The total weight of all of the bags that was purchased by Lynne is:

712 pounds or 152 pounds 

So, we can write:

x+138+3516=152x+26+3516=152x+6116=152x=1526116x=1206116x=5916x=31116

Hence, the weight of the bag of grapefruit is 31116 pounds 

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