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
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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 : x4
x45 = 5(x109)
x  45 = 5x = 545
4x = 500
x = 125
He had 125 oranges and 145 apples
Check:
125109 = 16
12545 = 80
is 80 equal to 5 times 16 ? YES
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