
By: pearldyn (offline) Friday, October 16 2009 @ 10:05 AM CDT (Read 2592 times)



pearldyn 
Hi!
Can anyone help me with this problem sum? I cant seem to even understand the question, yet how to explain to my son.
There are 3 baskets of apples.
Basket A contains 4 times as many apples as Basket C.
Basket B contains 16 fewer apples than Basket A.
In Basket C, it contains 1/2 the number of apples in Basket B.
Find the number of apples in each Basket.
Thank you in advance!

Junior
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By: amast (offline) Friday, October 16 2009 @ 09:33 PM CDT



amast 
Hi
I try hope is right
Basket B 16=2U
therefore 1U=8
Basket C=8
Basket B=16
Basket A=32

Newbie
Registered: 05/13/09 Posts: 3





By: pearldyn (offline) Saturday, October 17 2009 @ 02:06 AM CDT



pearldyn 
Hi,
Thank for the answer. But I wonder why you take 16 and divide by 2 units whereas its stated as 16 FEWER than Basket A.......that part I dont understand.

Junior
Registered: 06/17/09 Posts: 30





By: charmainef (offline) Monday, October 19 2009 @ 02:48 AM CDT



charmainef 
C is the repeated identity in the question.
A: 4u
C: 1u
B: 2u (C has half of
Since B has 16 less apples than A,
4u2u=2u
2u> 16 apples
1u> 16/2 = 8
Thus,
A has 4 x 8 = 32 apples,
B has 16 apples,
and C has 8 apples.

Newbie
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By: ebesan (offline) Wednesday, November 11 2009 @ 09:00 PM CST



ebesan 
There are 3 baskets of apples.
Basket A contains 4 times as many apples as Basket C.
Basket B contains 16 fewer apples than Basket A.
In Basket C, it contains 1/2 the number of apples in Basket B.
Find the number of apples in each Basket.
Basket A contains 4 times as many apples as Basket C.
Basket A = 4u
(eg take u as 8, 4 x 8 = 32 )
Basket B contains 16 fewer apples than Basket A.
B = 4u  16
(eg [4 x 8 = 32 ]  16 = 16
In Basket C, it contains 1/2 the number of apples in Basket B.
Basket C = (4u  16) / 2
(eg ( [4 x 8 = 32 ]  16 = 16 ) / 2 = 8
actually there are no right answer in numerical value , for "u" may varies as long the formula is apply, but an expression that the child must apply

Newbie
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By: ebesan (offline) Wednesday, November 11 2009 @ 09:03 PM CST



ebesan 
There are 3 baskets of apples.
Basket A contains 4 times as many apples as Basket C.
Basket B contains 16 fewer apples than Basket A.
In Basket C, it contains 1/2 the number of apples in Basket B.
Find the number of apples in each Basket.
Basket A contains 4 times as many apples as Basket C.
Basket A = 4u
(eg take u as 8, 4 x 8 = 32 )
Basket B contains 16 fewer apples than Basket A.
B = 4u  16
(eg [4 x 8 = 32 ]  16 = 16
In Basket C, it contains 1/2 the number of apples in Basket B.
Basket C = (4u  16) / 2
(eg ( [4 x 8 = 32 ]  16 = 16 ) / 2 = 8
actually there are no right answer in numerical value , for "u" may varies as long the formula is apply, but an expression that the child must apply

Newbie
Registered: 11/11/09 Posts: 5



