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A fruit stall owner had some apples and oranges. He sold an equal number of apples and oranges. He had 1/3 of the apples and 5/9 of the oranges left. What fraction of the fruits were sold?

 

(1)     1/2

 

(2)     8/9

 

(3)     7/13

 

(4)     8/15

 May 11, 2021
 #1
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1/3 = 3/9

 

3/9 + 5/9 = 8/9

 

He sold 1/9 of the fruits.

 May 12, 2021
 #2
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He sold (2/3)  of  the apples  and  (4/9) of  the  oranges

 

So

 

(2/3) A  =  (4/9)O

A  = (3/2)(4/9)0

A  = (2/3) O

 

So total  avaiable   =  A  + O   =   (2/3)O  + O   =  (5/3)O

 

So....fraction sold  =

 

(2/3)A  + (4/9)O          (2/3)(2/3)O  +  ( 4/9)O            (4/9 + 4/9)  O             8/9

_____________  =     ___________________  =   ____________   =  _______  = 

          (5/3) O                       (5/3) O                            (5/3) O                     5/3

 

(8/9) * ( 3/5)  =  24 / 45  =   8   /  15

 

 

cool cool cool

 May 12, 2021

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