A customer wants to buy 60 flowering plants. He wants 1/2 of them to be marigolds. He wants 1/3 of them to be pansies, and 1/4 of them to be petunias.
How many of each type of flowering plant will he buy?
The numbers do not add up..... 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 = 13/12 which is greater than 1 whole .....
the approximate numers of each would be
60 * 1/2 = 30 marigolds
60 * 1/3 = 20 pansies
60 * 1/4 = 15 petunias ( which adds to 65 plants because the fractions add to more than one)
NO......there are 3 answers .... how many of each type though the answers are not exactly correct......did you read my explanation or just 'look for an answer'?
Guest, there are \(3\) answers for your problem because it's asking you how many of each flowering plant he should buy.