I recently happened upon a problem. I have produced a solution, however, I am not sure whether it is acceptable or not. Here is the problem:
apples weigh the same as bananas. bananas weigh the same as cherries. How many cherries weigh the same as apples?
I believe the solution to be apples cherries. The problem is that I am not sure whether it is acceptable to have on both sides of the equation. I have asked a few individuals and opinions vary. Is the solution acceptable?
Thank you. All help on this problem is appreciated.
This is my method:
Posit that the weights of an apple, banana and cherry are respectively.
I'm relatively sure that you need the last step, or at least something like it, but I am not sure about how to only get on one side (with i.e. the weight of an apple).