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raebaby420
 one year ago
PLEASE HELP MEEE
Miranda bought some apples and oranges at the store for fruit salad. Owen bought three times as many apples and twice as many oranges. Miranda has 5 fruits in her bag, but Owen has 12 fruits in his bag. How many apples did Miranda purchase?
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raebaby420
 one year ago
PLEASE HELP MEEE Miranda bought some apples and oranges at the store for fruit salad. Owen bought three times as many apples and twice as many oranges. Miranda has 5 fruits in her bag, but Owen has 12 fruits in his bag. How many apples did Miranda purchase? 1 2 3 5

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Jack1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Miranda: x +y = 5 owen: 3x +2y = 12 x = apples y = oranges ...now solve simultaneous equation... i'd recommend substitution

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How do I do substitution?

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I did this in like 8th grade but I cant remember how, can u restart my brain by giving me a push in the right direction?

Jack1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Miranda: x +y = 5 Equation 1 Owen: 3x +2y = 12 Equation 2 rearrange equation 1 to get y = 5  x sub the new equation into equation 2 3x + 2y = 12 3x + 2(5 x) = 12 so x = ...?

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok.. so far to figure it out I subtracted 3 and subtracted it from the 12... and got x+2(5x)=9

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is that correct so far?

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0..Ok. Let me try something else.

Jack1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03x + 2y = 12 3x + 2(5x) = 12 3x + 10 2x = 12 3x  2x = 12  10 x = 1210 x = 2 so mirinda originally has 2 apples and as she starts out with 5 fruit, she also has 3 oranges

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok so u distribute the 2 with whats in the parenthesis first?

Jack1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0maybe i described it poorly at the start x = number of apples Mirinda has y = number of oranges Mirinda has and yeah, use BODMAS to do the correct order of operations

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0BODMAS? I only know of PEMDAS?

Jack1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok use that then, im in Aus, so they teach it differently down here, sorry ;)

raebaby420
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh thank you so much! I just didn't do my homework for my next class and im trying to hustle through it but I don't want to get them wrong. Thank u.. I took notes to try for next time.

Jack1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so yeah: expand out the brackets add/subtract like terms divide if necessary to isolate the term u want

Jack1
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0all good, always welcome

KIEMA
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let the number of apple and oranges bought by miranda be x and y respectively,Therefore, x+y=5(Miranda) and, 3x+2y=12(owen) y=5x....Substituting this in Owen's equation.3x+2(5x)=12 will be,3x+102x=12 Group like terms together x=1210 x=2 and y=52=3 Therefore,Miranda has 2 Apples
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