Barb purchased a loaf of bread for $2 and p pounds of sliced ham at $5 per pound for a total of $13.25. The relationship between what she purchased and her total purchase price is represented by this equation: 5p + 2 = 13.25 What was the total number of pounds of ham that Barb purchased?

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5p+2=13.25
5p=11.25
Divide both sides by 5
p=2.25

The total number of pounds of ham that Barb requested is 2.25 pounds.
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