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11-24.

Thanh bought 11 pieces of fruit and spent $5.60. If apples cost $0.60 each and pears cost $0.35 each, how many of each kind of fruit did he buy? Homework Help ✎

Let *x* = the number of apples he bought

Let *y* = the number of pears he bought

Write a system of equations using the given information.

0.60*x* + 0.35*y* = 5.60*x* + *y* = 11

Solve the system of equations for *x* and using either the Substitution Method or the Elimination Method.