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I have five apples and ten oranges. If a fruit basket must contain at least one piece of fruit, how many kinds of fruit baskets can I make? (The apples are identical and the oranges are identical. A fruit basket consists of some number of pieces of fruit, and it doesn't matter how the fruit are arranged in the basket.)

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  1. It looks like you can make 5 fruit baskets since you only have 5 apples.

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    Ms. Sue
  2. but there are 10 oranges

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  3. Then each basket gets 1 apple and 2 oranges.

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  4. there can be:
    *one fruit in a basket
    *two fruits in a basket
    *...et cetera

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  5. I assumed that each basket must have at least one piece of each kind of fruit. But if that is not a criteria, then you could have 15 baskets with only one piece of fruit in each.

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