# Six pears and three apples cost $3.90. Two pears and five apples cost $3.30. How much does one pear cost?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 28, 2015

Let's first translate that in "the language".

#### Explanation:

We multiply the second equation (all of it) by 3, because that will also give us the price of 6 pears plus apples (as in the first), and the price difference will only be caused by the different number of apples:

So:

Put this into one of the equations:

Check!