Mariah spent $9.50 on 9 pounds of limes and pears. Limes cost $0.50 per pound and pears cost $1.50 per pound. Let l be the number of pounds of limes and let p be the number of pounds of pears. The system of linear equations that models this scenario is: l + p = 9 0.5l + 1.5p = 9.5 How many pounds of each type of fruit did she buy? She bought pounds of limes and pounds of pears.

Accepted Solution

1 pound limes 3 pears