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Baskets and Apples

Problem #35
Deadline to submit the solution: April 30th, 2001


In one basket there are twice as many apples as in the other basket.

If you take 20 apples from each basket, then in the first basket there will be three times as many apples as in the second basket.


Q1: How many apples were there in the first basket originally?
Q2: How many in the second basket?

The Solutions:


Nico from Canada
Grade: 3 Age: 9 School: O.L.P.H Windsor ONT
Q1: 40
Q2: 80

B1*2=B2 IF{(B1*2)-20)AND(B2-20)}THEN B1*3=B2 B1 4O*2=80-20=60 B2 IS 40 -20 = 20.
About me: I LOVE MATH.
Lee from NZ
Grade: Age: 12 School: Gisborne Intermediat
Q1: 40 apples
Q2: 80 apples

There are 40 apples in basket A and 80 in basket B thus basket B has twice as many as A. If 20 are taken from each basket then basket A has 20 and basket B has 60. Thus basket B has three times as many as basket A. I used a spreadsheet to work this out. Do you know how many apples were originally in each basket if there were four times as many in the second basket after the 20 were taken out of each? What if there were six times as many after the 20 were taken out? have a great day
About me: I love maths and using a spreadsheet to solve problems like this
Eddie from U.S.A.
Grade: 2 Age: 7 School: Seawell Elementary
Jamika from usa
Grade: 5 Age: 11 School: P.S.75


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