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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?

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    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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