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Posted by on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:10pm.

Mrs. Richmond bought some apples and pears in the ratio 3:5. After she gave away 3/5 of the apples and 40 pears, the ratio of apples to pears became 2:5. An apple costs 30 cents. A pear costs 15 cents more than an apple. How much did Mrs. Richmond pay for the fruit?

  • math - , Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:26am

    a/p = 3/5
    (2/5 a)/(p-40) = 2/5

    a=60
    p=100

    so, she paid 60(.30)+100(.45) = $63.00

  • math - , Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 1:38pm

    Thanks that helped me! :)

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