Translate the following situation into an equation. DO NOT SOLVE.. Suppose a crate of oranges weighs eight pound more than a crate of banana's and a crate of kiwi weighs one-third as much as a crate of banana's. Together the 3 crates weigh 43 pounds. What is the weight of the crate of banana's.

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I don't understand where you got b+b+8+b/3+43 shouldn't it have the oranges, and kiwi's in it

I meant =43

Suppose the crate of bananas weight B pounds. the crate of oranges weight 8 pounds more than the crate of bananas. so the crate of oranges weighs B+8 pounds one crate of kiwis weighs 1/3 as much as a crate of bananas so the crate of kiwis weighs B/3 pounds. together the three crates weigh 43 pounds so B + (B+8) + (B/3) =43 pounds ^ ^ ^ | | | bananas Orange Kiwi

Ok now I understand thanks for explaining it to me..

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