Q:

An employee at an organic food store is assembling gift baskets for a display. Using wicker baskets, the employee assembled 2 small baskets and 4 large baskets, using a total of 60 pieces of fruit. Using wire baskets, the employee assembled 2 small baskets and 10 large baskets, using a total of 132 pieces of fruit. Assuming that each small basket includes the same amount of fruit, as does every large basket, how many pieces are in each?The small baskets each include______pieces and the large ones each include_____pieces.

Accepted Solution

A:
[tex]Let \: x, y \: (x,y>0) \: be \: the \: number \: of \: fruits \: the \: small \: and \: large \: baskets \: hold \: respectively \\ We \: have \: a \: system \: of \: equations:2x + 4y = 60 \: \wedge \: 2x + 10y = 132 \\ \Leftrightarrow x = 6 \: \wedge \: y = 12 \\ \Rightarrow The \: small \: baskets \: each \: include \: 6 \: fruits \\ \Rightarrow The \: large \: baskets \: each \: include \: 12 \: fruits[/tex]