Thanh purchased crawfish and shrimp at a local seafood market to use at her restaurant. At the market, crawfish cost $3 per pound and shrimp

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Thanh purchased crawfish and shrimp at a local seafood market to use at her restaurant. At the market, crawfish cost $3 per pound and shrimp cost $5 per pound. Thanh spent $200 total on 52 pounds of seafood. The system of linear equations shown can be used to represent this situation. In the system of linear equations, c represents the pounds of crawfish purchased and s represents the pounds of shrimp purchased.

{c+s=523c+5s=200

How many total pounds of shrimp did Thanh purchase?

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Ngọc Diệp 5 months 2021-09-02T06:49:37+00:00 1 Answers 3 views 0

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    2021-09-02T06:50:40+00:00

    Answer:

    22 pounds

    Step-by-step explanation:

    c+s=52, c = 52-s

    3c+5s=200

    3(52-s) +5s = 200

    156 – 3s +5s = 200

    5s-3s = 200-156

    2s = 44

    Shrimp = 44/2 = 22 pounds

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