In a basket, 1/3 of the fruits were pears and the rest were oranges. If I give away 8 oranges, there will be 3/5 as many pears as oranges. How many oranges and pears were there in the basket altogether?

Guest May 11, 2021

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pears = 1/3 x oranges = 2/3 x

then give away 8 oranges (this is 2/3 x - 8)

1/3 x = 3/5 ( 2/3 x - 8)

1/3 x = 6/15 x - 24/5

1/15 x = 24/5

x = 72 original fruits

ElectricPavlov May 11, 2021