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# Help me pls !!!!! Thanks

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A crate obtained apples and pears. There were 29 more apples than pears at first. After 1/3 of the apples were removed from the crate, there were 5 more apples than pears. What was the total number of apples and pears in the crate at first?

Sep 17, 2021

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a = p + 29

remove 1/3 of the apples, leaving 2/3

2/3 a = p+ 5           Sub in the red equation for a

2/3 (p+29) = p+5

p = 43     then   a = 72

Sep 17, 2021
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1/3 of the apples = n + 29

After removing 1/3 of the apples remaining apples

= (n + 29) - (n + 29)/3 = 2 (x + 29)/3

=> After removing 1/3 of the apples the remaining apples

= $${2n + 58 \over 3}$$

Given after removing 1/3 of the apples from the crate

there were 5 more apples than pears.

So, 2n+58/3 = n + 5

=> 2n + 58 = 3n + 15

=> 3n - 2n = 58 - 15

=>  n = 43

n + 29 = 43 + 29 = 72

72 apples and 43 pears at first.

Sep 19, 2021