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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
AIG MATH -
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
125-109 = 16
125-45 = 80
is 80 equal to 5 times 16 ? YES