# The cost of 12 oranges and 7 apples is $5.36. Eight oranges and 5 apples cost $3.68. How do you find the cost of each?

I found:

Oranges:

Apples:

we can extract from the first:

use this value bach into the first equation:

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To find the cost of each orange and each apple, you can set up a system of equations based on the given information:

Let ( x ) be the cost of one orange and ( y ) be the cost of one apple.

From the first statement, we have: [ 12x + 7y = 5.36 ]

From the second statement, we have: [ 8x + 5y = 3.68 ]

You can then solve this system of equations using any method such as substitution, elimination, or matrices to find the values of ( x ) and ( y ), which represent the cost of one orange and one apple respectively.

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