Hello macrobes17

Welcome to Math Help Forum!Are you sure you have given us the exact wording of the question? I can't understand the meaning of the equation .

The implication is that there were the same number of pieces of fruit in each of piles. If this number is , then there were (obviously) pieces of fruit altogether. So where does the number of differenttypesof fruit come in? What justification is there for adding the number of differenttypesof fruit to the number ofpiecesof fruit to give ? That just doesn't make any sense.

I think there must be some information that's incorrect or missing here.

Grandad