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11-10.

If Emily bought three pounds of oranges and four pounds of bananas for $8.53 and Beth bought four pounds of oranges and two pounds of bananas for $7.74, how much should Jenel expect to pay for nine pounds of oranges and seven pounds of bananas? Homework Help ✎

Construct a system of equations to solve:

3*a* + 4*b* = 8.53

4*a* + 2*b* = 7.74

9*a* + 7*b* = *x*

$20.14