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.
Unfortunately, the question asks how many cherries weigh the same as apples, so I think that it is necessry to have an A somewhere in the solution.
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).