Mr Leon spent $60 on some apples, mangoes and pears in the ratio 3:5:2. The number of apples was twice the number of mangoes. The number of pears was 1/3 the number of apples. The mangoes were at 3 for $5. How many fruits did he buy altogether?

Guest Oct 5, 2021

#1**+2 **

3:5:2 of 60 dollars means 18 dollars on apples 30 dollars on mangoes and 12 dollars on pears

if mangoes are 3 for 5 dollars ....that means 18 mangoes were purchases

apples = 2 * mangoes = 36 apples

pears = 1/3 apples = 12 pears Add them together for answer .......

ElectricPavlov Oct 5, 2021

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amount spent on apples --- $ 3x

amount spent on mangoes -- $ 5x

amount spent on pears ---$ 2x

3x+5x+2x = 60

x = 6

"The mangoes were at 3 for $5", but he spent 5x or $30 on mangoes

at 3 for $5, there must have been 18 mangoes.

number of

apples : pears : mangoes = 2y : 2y/3 : y

= 6y : 2y : 3y

But we know the number of mangoes is 18

so 3y = 18, y = 6

so we have 36 apples, 12 pears and 18 mangoes

check:

twice as many apples as mangoes ?? Yes

The number of pears was 1/3 the number of apples ?? , YES

Guest Oct 5, 2021

#4**0 **

Let the number of apples Mr Leon buy

Given the number of pears was 1/3 the

apples.

The number of pears = 1/3x.

Given the number of apples was twice the number of

Mangoes.

Number of mangoes = x/2.

Mr Leon spent $60 on some apples, mangoes and

pears in the ratio 3:5:2.

It means he spent $3y on apples, $5y on mangoes

and $2y on pears .

=> $3y + $5y + $2y = $60

=> $10y = $60

=> y = 6

He spend $18 on apples, $30 on mangoes

and $12 on pears.

Given mangoes were of 3 for $5

In $30 he can by 6*3=18 mangoes.

It means the number of mangoes he bought = 18.

Since, the number of mangoes = x/2

=> x/2 = 18 => x = 36

It means the number of apples he bought = 36

The number of pears he bought = 36/3 = 12

The total number of fruit he bought = 18 + 36 + 12

= 66.

He bought 66 fruits altogether.

Guest Oct 6, 2021