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?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:32pm
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**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

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