anonymous
  • anonymous
Three apples cost as much as 4 pears. Three pears cost as much as 2 oranges. How many apples cost as much as 72 oranges ?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
THE ANSWER IS 6
anonymous
  • anonymous
THE ANSWER IS 6
anonymous
  • anonymous
ANSWER IS 3!!!!!!!!!!

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anonymous
  • anonymous
i mean 6
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
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anonymous
  • anonymous
wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong
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  • anonymous
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
2 oranges = 3 pears so 1 pear = 2/3 orange 4 pears = 3 apples so 1 pear = 3/4 apple and therefore 2/3 orange = 3/4 apple Multiply both sides by 3/2 and get 1 orange = 9/8 apples Now multiply by 72 to get 72 oranges. 72 oranges = 72(9/8) apples = 81 apples.
anonymous
  • anonymous
still dont undertand how to do it can someone explain better how to solve this problem
anonymous
  • anonymous
I think you may want to look at Mertsj's answer.. it is pretty detailed
zepdrix
  • zepdrix
3 apples = 4 pears 3pears = 2 oranges x apples = 72 oranges Solve for x It's a system of equations, solve by elimination, or by substition. What part is confusing you castro? :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
i go to do this without a calculator

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