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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 ?
 

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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 ?
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 \(\displaystyle 5(5-n)\).
 
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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 \(\displaystyle 5(5-n)\).
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.