# Angela bought apples and bananas at the fruit stand. She bought 20 pieces of fruit and spent $11.50. Apples cost $.50 and bananas cost $.75 each. How many of each did she buy?

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#### Explanation:

So let's say the amount of apples is

Which simplifies to:

Combine similar terms:

Multiply

So the amount of apples is

14 apples and 6 bananas

Every step shown so you can see where things comes from.

You would normally expect the solution to look like that of Llama's

#### Explanation:

Let the total count of apples be

Let the total cost (value) of apples be

Let the total total count of bananas be

Let the total cost (value) of bananas be

It is given that

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From

Using

Subtract

To 'get rid' of the decimals multiply both sides by 100

Divide both sides by

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Using

Subtract 6 from both sides

So the answer is:

14 apples and 6 bananas