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Posted by **Neel** on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:52pm.

Megan purchased a bushel of apples from the Farmers Market that contained only large and small apples. There were exactly 129 apples in the bushel Megan purchased. Based on this and information from the previous problem, what is the positive difference between the number of large apples and the number of small apples in the bushel of apples Megan purchased?

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**Steve**, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:10pmsince twice as many small apples fit, 2*84=168 small apples fit in a bushel.

one way to look at it is that if each large apple is replaced by two small apples, then since 129 is 84+45, there are 45 extra apples in the basket. So, 45 of the large apples were replaced by small apples, making

84-45 = 39 large apples and

90 small apples.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, October 8, 2012 at 6:36pm164

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