Posted by **May ** on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:29pm.

A fruit seller has an equal number of apples and oranges.He sold 109 oranges and 45 apples.The number of apples left is 5 times the number of oranges left.What is the total number of fruit he had at first?

- AIG MATH -
**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:32pm
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1359925913

- AIG MATH -
**Reiny**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:33pm
Let the number of oranges and apples be x each

oranges left after selling: x - 109

apples left after selling : x-4

x-45 = 5(x-109)

x - 45 = 5x = -545

-4x = -500

x = 125

He had 125 oranges and 145 apples

Check:

125-109 = 16

125-45 = 80

is 80 equal to 5 times 16 ? YES

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math - A fruit seller has an equal number of apples and oranges. He sold 109 ...
- Math Mania - A fruit stand carries apples, oranges, lemons, and pears. There are...
- math - There are 32 more apples than oranges in a box. 3/5 of the oranges...
- math - There are 32 more apples than oranges in a box. 35 of the oranges ...
- algebra 2 - a grocer sold a total of 126 apples, oranges, and melons one day. ...
- math - word problem - 2/3 of the pieces of Fruit in Lurene's basket are oranges...
- Algebra - Ann sells apples and Beth sells oranges. Today, half the number of ...
- Maths - In a basket, 3/4 of the fruits are oranges and the rest are apples. ...
- Algebra - Ann sells apples and Beth sells oranges. Today, half the number of ...
- math (algebra ) - a box contains oranges and apples,there is a total of 15 piece...

More Related Questions