Timonthy J.

asked • 02/11/21

A local fish market is selling fish and lobsters by the pound. The fish, f, costs $6.50 a pound, while the lobster, l, costs $9.50 a pound. The fish market sells 20.5 pounds and makes $155.75.

How many pounds of fish and pounds of lobster did the market sell?

Enter a system of equations to represent the situation, then solve the system.

3 Answers By Expert Tutors


Raymond B.

I'll blame it on my calculator. Plus not paying attention to the natural suspicion it's wrong if it doesn't come out more even. They set up these problems to mostly come out even. Otherwise the answer does look a little "fishy" especially in a fish and lobster problem


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