Hello there 🙂
Once again the difficulty is to convert word into an equation.
Let’s say that
‘a’ is the # of apples and ‘p’ the # of plums
We have according to the wording:
And we have:
a=p+123 (there are 123 more apples than plums) (2)
By replacing ‘a’ in (1) we have:
p+123+p=5343 so we have : 2p=5343-123=5220
So p= 2610
Then we replace ‘p’ in (2):
Let’s verify our results
There are 1615 plums and 1738 apples!
Hope you understand the logic and will be able to do it afterward!