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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?

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.

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

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