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Farmer Brown planted corn and wheat on his 1200 acres of land. The cost of planting and harvesting corn is $275.00 per acre. The cost of planting and harvesting wheat is $125.00 per acre. If Farmer Brown's total cost was $244,500, how many acres of corn did he plant?

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  1. define X as the number of acres of planted corn.
    hence, the number of acres of planted wheat is 1200-X.

    from here you can figure out the simple equation:
    (275*X)+(125*(1200-X))=244500
    and the only solution is X=630 acres which is the correct answer.

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