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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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  1. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    Miranda: x +y = 5 owen: 3x +2y = 12 x = apples y = oranges ...now solve simultaneous equation... i'd recommend substitution

  2. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    How do I do substitution?

  3. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    I 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?

  4. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    Miranda: 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 = ...?

  5. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    Ok.. so far to figure it out I subtracted 3 and subtracted it from the 12... and got x+2(5-x)=9

  6. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    Is that correct so far?

  7. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    no

  8. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    ..Ok. Let me try something else.

  9. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    3x + 2y = 12 3x + 2(5-x) = 12 3x + 10 -2x = 12 3x - 2x = 12 - 10 x = 12-10 x = 2 so mirinda originally has 2 apples and as she starts out with 5 fruit, she also has 3 oranges

  10. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    Ok so u distribute the 2 with whats in the parenthesis first?

  11. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    maybe 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

  12. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    BODMAS? I only know of PEMDAS?

  13. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    ok use that then, im in Aus, so they teach it differently down here, sorry ;)

  14. raebaby420
    • one year ago
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    Oh 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.

  15. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    so yeah: expand out the brackets add/subtract like terms divide if necessary to isolate the term u want

  16. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    all good, always welcome

  17. KIEMA
    • one year ago
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    let 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=5-x....Substituting this in Owen's equation.3x+2(5-x)=12 will be,3x+10-2x=12 Group like terms together x=12-10 x=2 and y=5-2=3 Therefore,Miranda has 2 Apples

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