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## Sarah walks into a grocery store with no more than 20 dollars to spend and needs to buy at least 3.5 pounds of flour and at least 2 pounds o

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Sarah walks into a grocery store with no more than 20 dollars to spend and needs to buy at least 3.5 pounds of flour and at least 2 pounds of sugar. Flour is 2 dollars per pound and sugar is 1.5 dollars per pound. Let x the amount of flour purchased and y be the amount of sugar purchased? Which of the following systems of inequalities represents this situation?

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Answer:

x ≥ 3.5

y ≥ 2

2x + 1.5y ≤ 20

Step-by-step explanation:

Given :

Total Amount to spend ≤ $20

Let:

Amount of flour purchased = x

Amount of sugar purchased = y

Cost :

Flour = $2 per pound

Sugar = $1.5 per pound

Pounds of :

flour to be purchased ≥ 3.5

Sugar to be purchased ≥ 2

Hence, the system of inequalities :

x ≥ 3.5

y ≥ 2

Total Cost of x + total cost of y must be less than or equal to total amount

2x + 1.5y ≤ 20