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## Something's Fishy

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 Puzzle ID: #28960 Fun: (2.72) Difficulty: (1.54) Category: Math Submitted By: shenqiang

The fish market is selling several kinds of fish. But there aren't any prices listed. You ask about the prices, but all the seller will tell you is this:

1. A pound of salmon and a pound of bass are \$12.
2. A pound of bass and a pound of swordfish are \$10.
3. A pound of salmon and a pound of swordfish are \$8.
4. A pound of swordfish and a pound of catfish are \$5.

Each price per pound is a whole-dollar amount. How much is the price per pound for each kind of fish?

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 signmeup74 Mar 09, 2006 Good one!! But I want to know where you are shopping to get \$5/lb. for Salmon!! Celanba Mar 12, 2006 I would get ticked off at a seller who did that. Jimbo May 07, 2006 A solution explaining how to get the answers would be nice! RRAMMOHAN Jun 01, 2006 Simple simultaneous equations problem. javaguru Feb 04, 2009 I did it quickly in my head by adding equations 1 & 2 and subtracting equation 3 from the result. salmon + bass = 12 + swordfish + bass = 10 = salmon + swordfish + 2bass = 22 - salmon + swordfish = 8 = 2bass = 14 bass = 7 The rest is simple from there.