F flower3 Aug 2008 172 1 May 26, 2010 #1 A man bought fruits " apples and oranges " for 5 $ . If 3 apples cost 1 $ and 5 oranges cost 1 $ , how many of each did he bye ?

A man bought fruits " apples and oranges " for 5 $ . If 3 apples cost 1 $ and 5 oranges cost 1 $ , how many of each did he bye ?

undefined MHF Hall of Honor Mar 2010 2,340 821 Chicago May 26, 2010 #2 flower3 said: A man bought fruits " apples and oranges " for 5 $ . If 3 apples cost 1 $ and 5 oranges cost 1 $ , how many of each did he bye ? Click to expand... Are you sure you wrote down the problem correctly? Let the number of apples bought be \(\displaystyle 3n,\ 0 \leq n \leq 5\). Then the number of oranges bought is \(\displaystyle 5(5-n)\). Reactions: HallsofIvy

flower3 said: A man bought fruits " apples and oranges " for 5 $ . If 3 apples cost 1 $ and 5 oranges cost 1 $ , how many of each did he bye ? Click to expand... Are you sure you wrote down the problem correctly? Let the number of apples bought be \(\displaystyle 3n,\ 0 \leq n \leq 5\). Then the number of oranges bought is \(\displaystyle 5(5-n)\).

H HallsofIvy MHF Helper Apr 2005 20,249 7,909 May 27, 2010 #3 undefined said: Are you sure you wrote down the problem correctly? Let the number of apples bought be \(\displaystyle 3n,\ 0 \leq n \leq 5\). Then the number of oranges bought is \(\displaystyle 5(5-n)\). Click to expand... So there are several different correct answers. If n= 0, he bought no apples and 25 oranges. If n= 1, he bought three apples and 20 oranges, etc.

undefined said: Are you sure you wrote down the problem correctly? Let the number of apples bought be \(\displaystyle 3n,\ 0 \leq n \leq 5\). Then the number of oranges bought is \(\displaystyle 5(5-n)\). Click to expand... So there are several different correct answers. If n= 0, he bought no apples and 25 oranges. If n= 1, he bought three apples and 20 oranges, etc.