Posted by **fko** on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 12:30pm.

There is a bowl of fruit on the table. There are twice as many apples as pears and one more orange than apples. Eight pieces are either oranges or bananas. There are 3 bananas. How many pears are there in the bowl?

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**MathMate**, Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 1:11pm
You can solve sequentially as follows:

O=orange,B=banana,A=apple,P=pear

"There are 3 bananas."

B=3

"Eight pieces are either oranges or bananas"

O+B=8

O=?

"one more orange than apples"

O-A=1

A=?

"twice as many apples as pears"

A=2P

P=?

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