# An apple, an orange and a pear cost P40 a pear cost P5 more than an apple while an orange coct P3 less than a pear. how much is the cost of each fruit?

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A = cost of Apple

O = cost of Orange

P = cost of Pear

From the given problem we will have these equations:

Now lets solve for A in Equation 3:

P = A + 5

Lets substitute Equation 2 and Equation 4 into Equation 1:

A + P + O = 40

P - 5 + P + P - 3 = 40

3P - 8 = 40

3P = 40 +8

3P = 48

P = 48/3

Now lets substitute P = 16 into Equation 2:

O = P - 3

O = 16 - 3

Now lets substitute P = 16 into Equation 4:

P - 5 = A

16 - 5 = A