# 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?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 18, 2017

I found:

Oranges:

Apples:

#### Explanation:

Let us call the cost of oranges

and

we can extract from the first:

we substitute this into the second equation for

solve for

use this value bach into the first equation: