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Mr. Rozario bought some numbers of apples and oranges in a ratio of 2:3. He gave away 2/3 of the apes to his sister and 23 oranges to his brother. The ratio of the number of apples to the number of oranges that he has now is 3:2. How many apple did he buy?

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  1. If there are x apples and y oranges, we know that

    x/y = 2/3
    (1/3 x)/(y-23) = 3/2

    Now just solve for x

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