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At Jessie's fruit stall, 280 apples were sold in the morning and 3/5 of the remaining apples were sold in the afternoon. As a result, the number of apples left became 1/6 of the total apples at first. Given that the apples were sold at $2.50 in packs of six apples, how much did Jessie receive from the sale of the apples in the afternoon?

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"At Jessie's fruit stall, 280 apples were sold in the morning and 3/5 of the remaining apples were sold in the afternoon. As a result, the number of apples left became 1/6 of the total apples at first. Given that the apples were sold at $2.50 in packs of six apples, how much did Jessie receive from the sale of the apples in the afternoon?"

 

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Alan  Mar 19, 2017
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At Jessie's fruit stall, 280 apples were sold in the morning and 3/5 of the remaining apples were sold in the afternoon. As a result, the number of apples left became 1/6 of the total apples at first. Given that the apples were sold at $2.50 in packs of six apples, how much did Jessie receive from the sale of the apples in the afternoon?

 

Let the original number of apples=A

Remaining apples after sale of 280 =A - 280

Remaining apples after the sale of 3/5=2/5[A - 280]

 

2/5[A - 280] = 1/6A, solve for A

A = 480 original number of apples.

3/5[480 - 280] =120 apples were sold in the afternoon.

120/ 6 = 20 packs of apples sold in the afternoon.

20 x $2.50 = $50 Total amount that Jessie recieved in the afternoon.

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