Posted by **Braden** on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:43pm.

a crate contains apples, pears, and oranges.There are 184 apples and pears and 248 apples and oranges. there are 3 times as many oranges as pears. how many apples are in the crate?

How do I show my work to solve this problem using Singapore math - Math in Focus curriculum?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:18pm
no idea what

Singapore math - Math in Focus curriculum?

is

but here is how I would do this

let the number of pears be x

then the number of oranges is 3x , it said so

let the number of apples be a

a+x = 184

a + 3x = 248

subtract them

2x = 64

x = 32

sub back into

a+x=184

a+32 = 184

a = 152

so we have

152 apples

32 pears and

96 oranges

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