ms.sacksteader owns a grocery store. She buys 272 pounds of potatoes for $99 she wants to sell them for twice as much. she makes nine bags c

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ms.sacksteader owns a grocery store. She buys 272 pounds of potatoes for $99 she wants to sell them for twice as much. she makes nine bags containing 10 pounds each and puts the rest in 5 pound bags. her family will eat any of the leftover potatoes ms.sacksteader wants to know how many 5 pound bags of potatoes she can sell

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    Answer:

    36

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Quantity of Potatoes purchased = 272 pounds

    Let the number of 10 pound bag  = a

    Let the number of 5 pound bag  = b

    10a + 5b = 272————————————————————– (1)

    From the question, a =9; substituting into (1)

    10 (9) + 5b = 272

    90 + 5b = 272

    5b = 272-90

    5b =182

    b =182/5

    b = 36.4

      ≈  36

    A total of 9 ten-pound bags and 36 five -pound bags will be made out of 272 pounds of potatoes. The Left of 0.4 pounds will be available for her family to eat.

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