#### plugyournose

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1. An apple has 29 more calories than a peach and 13 fewer calories than a banana. If a peach has p calories, then there are ____ calories in a fruit salad made with one apple, two peaches, and one banana.

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apple= p+29

peach= p

banana= p+13 (I though you'd have to subtract 13 from 29 but it's the opposite. Why and how? Is it saying, since an apple has 29 more calories than a peach, a banana should have 13 more than a peach or since an peach has 29 less than an apple, a banana should have 13 more than a peach? *confused*)

A= (p+29)+2p+(p+42).

Initially I got, (p+29)+2p+(p16)

2. A cup of peanuts contains 8 more grams of carbohydrates than a cup of walnuts and 1 less gram than a cup of almonds. If a cup of walnuts contains w grams of carbohydrates, then a mix of one cup each of peanuts, walnuts, and almonds contains _____ grams of carbohydrates?

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peanuts= w+8

walnuts= w

almonds= w+1

(w+8)+w+(w+9)

Is this correct?

I just do not understand the processes of solving word problems like these so a step by step of how you twisted the words around to get the answers would help.