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In a shop, apples are packed in bags of 8, oranges in bags of 5 and pears in bags of 3. Jermaine, Karen and Linda each bought an equal number of bags of fruits.

Jermaine and Karen bought both apples and pears while Linda bought oranges only.

a(i) Jermaine bought 2 more bags of pears than apples while Karen bought 2 more bags of apples than pears . Who bought more fruits in total?                       

a(ii) How many more ?

(b) Linda counted all her oranges and Jermaine counted all her apples and pears. Linda had 2 more fruit than Jermaine. How many bags of fruits did the 3 girls buy in all?

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An alternative,

(a)(i)

2 x 3 = 6 (pears)

2 x 8 = 16 (apples)

16 (K) > 6 (J)

 

(a)(ii)

16 – 6 = 10

 

(b)

In sets of 2, and its multiple, bags,

J : 6, 17, 28, …

K : 16, 27, 38, …

L : 10, 20, 30, …

 

2 x 3 x 3 = 18

 

Ans : (a)(i) Karen, (ii) 10 more fruits; (b) 18 bags.

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Hope it helps 🙂

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