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Algebra

Fuur times the number of apples is five less than three times the number of pears.  If there are 32 pieces of fruit in all, how many are pears?
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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

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Thank you so much!