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At the beginning of the season, MacDonald had to remove 5 orange trees from his farm. Each of the remaining trees produced 210 oranges for a total harvest of 41790oranges.

Write an equation to determine the initial number of orange trees on MacDonald's farm.

Find the initial number of orange trees on MacDonald's farm.

 May 15, 2023
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Let the initial number of orange trees =T

 

210* [T - 5] ==41,790

210T  -  1050 ==41,790

210T =41,790 + 1050

210T ==42,840

T ==42,840 / 210

T ==204 - original number of orange trees on MacDoald's farm

 

Check: [204 - 5] * 210 ==41,790 - which balances.

 May 15, 2023

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