1. Mary has 5 apples, 7 bananas and 6 pears. Martin has 8 apples, 5 bananas and 10 pears. They let a stand for

the number of apples, b for the number of bananas and p for the number of pears. They put their fruit together and

represented it with the expression 5a + 7b+ 6p+ 8a + 5b 10p. After they combine their fruit, what would the

coefficient of b be?

a

b

The coefficient of b is 12

The coefficient of b is 13

1 point

c. The coefficient of b is 41

d The coefficient of bis 16

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