Word Problem Wednesday – Rae’s Oranges and Apples

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This week’s problem comes from Fan-Math i-EXCEL Heuristic and Model Approach Primary 5 by Li Fanglan, published in 2008 by FAN Learning Publications.

Rae bought 100 oranges and 46 apples. After she used an equal number of oranges and apples for making fruit juice. The ratio of her remaining oranges to apples became 5:2. Find the total number of oranges and apples she used.



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Last week’s problem and solution:

117 children took part in an art competition. 2/7 the number of girls is equal to 1/3 the number of boys. How many girls took part in the art competition?

How did you do?

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