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Mary baked some pies. She packed 1/3 of the pies in 8 small boxes and 2/5 of

the pies in 7 big boxes. She donated the remaining pies to a charity. Each big

box had 26 more pies than each small box. How many pies were packed in

boxes altogether?

 Oct 19, 2021
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Mary baked some pies. She packed 1/3 of the pies in 8 small boxes and 2/5 of

the pies in 7 big boxes. She donated the remaining pies to a charity. Each big

box had 26 more pies than each small box. How many pies were packed in

boxes altogether?

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Single small box => x           Single big box => x + 26

 

8x / (x + 26) = (1/3) / (2/5)         x = 70

 

Total pies = 1232 smiley

 Oct 19, 2021
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Correction:

8x / 7(x + 26) = (1/3) / (2/5)         x = 70

laugh

civonamzuk  Oct 20, 2021

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