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
Solution:
Q1: 40
Q2: 80
B1*2=B2 IF{(B1*2)20)AND(B220)}THEN B1*3=B2 B1 4O*2=8020=60 B2 IS 40
20 = 20.
About me: I LOVE MATH.

Lee from NZ
Grade: Age: 12 School: Gisborne Intermediat
Solution:
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

