p = the number of pears

32 - p = number of apples {there are 32 pieces of fruit}

4(32 - p) = 3p - 5 {four times apples is five less than three times the pears}

128 - 4p = 3p - 5 {used distributive property}

7p = 133 {added 4p and 5 to each side}

p = 19 {divided each side by 7}

19.pears

- Algebra House

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