Posted by **Tom** on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:51am.

Ms.Perez has a crate of 24 pieces of fruit. 1/2 are oranges, 1/4 are mangos, and 2/3 are pineapples. How many or oranges? How many or mangos? How many are pineapples?

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**MattsRiceBowl**, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 8:09am
There is something wrong with the problem itself.

24 x 1/2 = 12

24 x 2/3 = 16

24 x 1/4 = 6

That means there are 34 pieces of fruit. That contradicts the problem.

I noticed this easily because 2/3 + 1/2 is already bigger than 1.

The problem is not solvable unless there are some fruits that are both pineapples AND oranges.

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**Tom**, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 5:46pm
Actually the question was wrong> 24 pieces of fruit. 1/2 are oranges, 1/4 are mangos, and 2/8 are pineapples. How many oranges, how many mangos and how many pineapples are there?

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