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In a grocery store, when you take out 3 peppers and 4 carrots, there are 26 peppers and 46 carrots left. How many peppers and carrots were there initially?

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Let x = number of peppers initially.
Let y = number of carrots initially.
For peppers: x-3=26 x=26+3 x=29\:peppers
For carrots: y-4=46 x=46+4 x=50\:carrots

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