5 watermelons 6 cantaloupes cost $54. 4 watermelons and 8 cantaloupes $56. how much is a cantaloupe Question 5 watermelons 6 cantaloupes cost $54. 4 watermelons and 8 cantaloupes $56. how much is a cantaloupe in progress 0 Math Kinsley 3 weeks 2021-09-27T06:20:20+00:00 2021-09-27T06:20:20+00:00 1 Answer 0

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Answer:A cantaloupe costs $4Step-by-step explanation:Watermelons = W

Cantaloupes = C

Write given statements as equations5W + 6C = 54

4W + 8C = 56

Simplify the second equation4W + 8C = 56

Subtract 8C from both sides of the equation4W = 56 – 8C

Divide both sides of the equation by 4W = 14 – 2C

Substitute into second equation5W + 6C = 54

5(14 – 2C) + 6C = 54

Multiply 5(14 – 2C)70 – 10C + 6C = 54

Add -10C + 6C70 – 4C = 54

Add 4C to both sides of the equation70 = 54 + 4C

Subtract 54 from both sides of the equation16 = 4C

Divide both sides of the equation by 4C = 4

A cantaloupe costs $4

5W + 6(4) = 54

Multiply 6(4)5W + 24 = 54

Subtract 24 from both sides of the equation5W = 30

Divide both sides of the equation by 5W = 6

A cantaloupe costs $4A watermelon costs $6

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