Posted by **Chris** on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 9:38pm.

A farmer grows 196 pounds of potatoes. He sells them to a grocer who divides them into 5 pound and 20 pound bags. if the grocer uses the same number of 5 pounds and 20 pound bags, how many bags of each did he use?

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**Damon**, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 9:47pm
196 does not divide by 5 evenly so we will have some potatoes left over

5 n + 20 n = 196

25 n = 196

n = 7.84

use 6 of each

6*5 = 30

6*25 = 150

sum = 180 with 16 pounds left over

(too bad he does not have 3 more five pound bags)

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**thomas**, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 6:41am
stupids

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**lina**, Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:35pm
28 bags of each

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**juddy**, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 3:39pm
im guessing either 12 06 20 or 16

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