Number of oranges in small carton = 8uCOOKIE64 wrote:A fruit seller packed some oranges into 22 big carton boxes and 8 small carton boxes. There were 14 more oranges in a big carton box than in a small box. The ratio of number of oranges packed into big carton boxes to the number of oranges packed into small carton boxes was 3:1 . How many oranges did the fruit seller pack altogether?

Number of oranges in big carton = 22(u+14) = 22u + 308

8u : 22u + 308 =>1 : 3

8u/(22u+308) = 1/3

Cross mulitply

24u = 22u + 308

2u = 308

u = 154

Total = 8u + (22u + 308) = 4928