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 May 12, 2021
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So this is the problem:

 

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?

 

2/3 of the apples is equal to 4/9 of the oranges. So...

 

2A/3 = 4O/9, and A is total apples and O is total oranges.


You want (2A/3 + 4O/9) / (A + O).

 

Look, that all of us can write O as 6A /4 or 3A/2.

So.... that means, the expression turns into (2A/3 + 4(3A/2)/9) / (A + 3A/2).

 

This simplifies to 8/15!!! Lol. The answer is 8/15. 

 May 12, 2021

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