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A farmer had the same number of apples, oranges and pears. After 177 apples, some oranges and pears were sold, there were 143 fruits left. The number of oranges sold was thrice as many as the number of pears sold. The number of oranges left was 12 more than the apples left. How many apples were there at first?

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number of apple left : 1u
number of oranges left : 1u + 12
number of pears left : 143 – 2u – 12 = 131 – 2u

number of oranges sold : 3p
number of pears sold : 1p
number of apples at first : 1u + 177

number of orange at first : 1u + 12 + 3p
number of pears at first : 131 – 2u + 1p

1u + 177 ——- 1u + 12 + 3p
1p ——- (177 – 12)/3 = 55
1u + 177 ——- 131 – 2u + 55 = 186 – 2u
1u ——- (186 – 177)/3 = 3
3 + 177 = 180

Ans : 180 apples.

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This is a Before After question.

   Before   Transfer  After 
Apples 1u – 177 1u – 177
Oranges 1u  – 165  1u – 165
Pears 1u  – 55  1u – 55
Total      3u – 397

177 – 12 = 165

165 ÷ 3 =  55

3u – 397 = 143

3u = 143 + 397 = 540

1u = 540 ÷ 3 = 180

 

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This is a Before After question.

   Before   Transfer  After 
Apples 1u – 177 1u – 177
Oranges 1u  – 165  1u – 165
Pears 1u  – 55  1u – 55
Total      3u – 397

177 – 12 = 165

165 ÷ 3 =  55

3u – 397 = 143

3u = 143 + 397 = 540

1u = 540 ÷ 3 = 180

 

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