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Making A = number of apples, O = number of oranges and P = number of pears

A+O+P=100

and

0.01A+0.02O+0.05P=$1

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## Re: Odd question

Hello, pvpkillerx!

Using at least one of each, get 100 fruits and 1 dollar ... without guessing.

Let: .

There are 100 fruits: .

They cost 100 cents: .

Multiply [2] by 10: .

. . . . Subtract [1]: .

. . . . And we have: . . .

. .

Since is an integer, must be divisible by 8.

. . Hence: .

Substitute into [1] and solve for A.