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Posted by **Paul M** on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 9:50pm.

I don't understand (obviously) 3 bananas ends up at $36.50, 2 ends up at $25.00 and 2 and 1/2 ends up at $30.75. This is my sons 6th grade homework and I really doubt they are looking for an answer of 2.85 bananas so what am I doing wrong here?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:09pmnumber of bananas ---- x

sandwiches -----------2x

milks ---------- 2x + 2

.5x + 4.5(2x) + 1(2x+2) = 36

.5x + 9x + 2x + 2 = 36

11.5x = 34

x = 2.9 ..... ah!!

No wonder you can't make sense of the problem, the data is flawed.

If the question appears that way in the text, there must be a typo, since x clearly must turn out to be a whole number.

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