Posted by **brebre** on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 8:23pm.

When 2 dozen cans of food are placed in a bucket, the mass is 4560 g. When 18 cans of food are placed in the same bucket, the mass is 3480 g. Find the mass of the bucket?

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**Henry**, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:18am
X = wt. of each can 0f food,

Y = WT. OF each bucket,

24X + Y = 4560

18X + Y = 3480

Solve by elimination(subtract),

6X = 1080,

X = 180

Substitute 180 for X in 1st Eq:

24 * 180 + Y = 4560,

4320 + Y = 4560,

Y = 4560 - 4320 = 240 Grams.

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**Tommy**, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:58pm
240 Grams

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