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Ratio of the number of oranges to the total number of fruits in the basket?

Please could you give a few examples of how to solve this? Thank you.

A basket contains 3/8 as many oranges as apples and 3/4 as many oranges as pears.

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  • 2 months ago
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    For every 3 oranges there are 8 apples. For every 3 oranges there are 4 pears. So the relative quantites of fruit are 

    3 oranges

    4 pears

    8 apples

    • Colton2 months agoReport

      I feel stupid.  When you say it like that, it's so obvious :-/

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  • 2 months ago

    A basket contains 3/8 as many oranges as apples 

    and 3/4 as many oranges as pears.

    Ratio of the number of oranges to the total number of fruits in the basket:

    a = # of apples 

    3/8(a) = # of oranges

    p = # of pears

    3/4(p) = # of oranges

    (3/8)a = (3/4)p

    (3/8)/(3/4) = p/a

    (3/8)(6/8) = p/a

    3/6 = p/a

    1/2 = p/a

    The ratio of pears to apples is 1 to 2

    If there are 4 pears there are 8 apples

    (3/8)(8) = 3 oranges

    there are 4 pears

    (3/4)(4) = 3 oranges again

    8 apples, 3 oranges, 4 pears

    15 pieces of fruit and 3 are oranges

    ratio is 3/15 = 1/5

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  • 2 months ago

    So if you had 3 oranges, then you have 8 oranges and 4 pears = 15 fruits total.

    3 oranges to total number 15 of fruit.

    A ratio of 1:5 oranges to total.

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