Posted by **joel** on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:09pm.

The average mass of half the number of crabs in a basket is 350g, the average mass of the remaining crabs is 300g. If the total mass iof the crabs in the basket is 13kg, how many crabs are there in the basket?

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**oi**, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:54pm
350+300=650g

13kg=13000g

13000/650

=20crabs

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**Reiny**, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 1:08pm
let number of crabs be x

mass of 1/2 the craps

= 350(x/2) =175x

mass of remaining ones = 300(x/2) = 150x

175x + 150 = 13000

325x = 13000

x = 40

there were 40 crabs

check:

half of 40 = 20

so 20(350) + 20(300) = 13000

oi's answer makes no sense and does not check out.

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