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A grocer sold either one peach or one pear to each customer who came in. He charged 5% more for a peach than he did for a pear. If he grossed $7.99, then how many peaches did he sell, how many pears did he sell, and how much did he charge for each fruit?

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  • 6 months ago

    A grocer sold either one peach or one pear to each customer who came in. 

    He charged 5% more for a peach than he did for a pear. 

    If he grossed $7.99, then how many peaches did he sell, 

    how many pears did he sell, 

    and how much did he charge for each fruit?

    Assuming x to be the price of a peach and y the price of a pear:

    x + 1.05x  = 2.05x

    2.05 x = 799

    x = 390

    390 and 409

  • 6 months ago

    Does it say how many customers there were?

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