Hello! I would like some help with this task.

Sara boughtnoranges for 70p. Later she bought (n+1) apples for 60 p. Each orange coast 4p more than each apple. Findn.Thank you.

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- Feb 8th 2011, 09:52 AMAnna55Write an equation for how many frutis of each kind there is
Hello! I would like some help with this task.

Sara bought*n*oranges for 70p. Later she bought (*n+*1) apples for 60 p. Each orange coast 4p more than each apple. Find*n.*Thank you.

- Feb 8th 2011, 10:24 AMdwsmith
- Feb 8th 2011, 10:29 AMAnna55
This is my try, however I can see that it is incorrect. Can you please help me?

4n=70p

(n+1)=60 - Feb 8th 2011, 10:30 AMbjhopperfruits
Hi anna55,

cost per orange =70p/n

cost per apple = 60p/n

the difference is 4p

assume p = pence

write the equation and solve the quadratic

bjh - Feb 8th 2011, 10:32 AMbjhopperfruits
Hi anna55,

cost per orange =70p/n

cost per apple = 60p/n+1

the difference is 4p

assume p = pence

write the equation and solve the quadratic

bjh - Feb 8th 2011, 10:46 AMAnna55
Thank you very much bjhopper! I understand how to solve it now.