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Mrs. Smith has 5 lbs of fruit. She has 1.25 lbs less apples than pears, how many lbs of apples does she have?

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Mrs. Smith's apples have 1.875 lbs. This is calculated by expressing the given statements in terms of variables. Therefore, let apple be a and pears be p. Both fruits, a + p = 5 lbs, while pears, p = 1.25 + a. Substitute in the total equation, a + 1.25 + a = 5. 2a = 5 - 1.25 =3.75, a = 3.75/2 = 1.875. Pears, p = 1.25 + 1.875 = 3.125.

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Let a = lbs. of apples
p = lbs. of pears
1) a + p = 5
2) p - 1.25 = a
Substitute 2) into 1) for a.
p-1.25 + p = 5
2p - 1.25 = 5
+ 1.25 +1.25
2p = 6.25
/2 /2
p = 3.125, a= 3.125-1.25=1.875
So she has 1.875 lb of apples. ANS.

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Hi Claire! I've seen the previews for your show, and I will check It out because if you like it, I probably will too :). Okay on PR, Amanda won, and the victory was so sweet because she was the one who everybody voted should go last week, because she stressed her team mates out when she got artistically stuck on that moss dress last week! The challenge was to dress Miranda Lambert. They divided into teams of two, one did a stage look, and the other did a red carpet look. There were two who did a short flapper type-fringe dress, (i have always wanted to dance in one of those!). Amanda, and the guy with the round, bald Charlie-Brown head :). He mixed some silver chains in with the fringe that added a cool, biker chick vibe that Miranda can wear when she sings "gunpowder and lace" or some such country revenge song :) but there's plenty more to make it a point to watch later , I also like the rocker girl with the dark short haircut, do you have free on demand ? We did with AT&T in Atl. Not here tho...well, I'll check back later bye friend! Beth
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