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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?

Construct a system of equations to solve:

$3a + 4b = 8.53$
$4a + 2b = 7.74$
$9a + 7b = x$

$20.14$