Natalie G. answered • 05/11/18

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the crate weighs 5.5 and each apple weighs 0.33 therefore --> 5.5 + 0.33a is the algebraic expression. You know the totla weight, so you can set that expression equal to 58.3

5.5 + 0.33a = 58.3

Solve for a, but isolating a (subtract 5.5 from each side)

0.33a = 52.8

Divide both sides by 0.33 to solve for a

a = ___________