At Pruitt's farm, the ratio of oranges to apples is 4 to 8. A total of 96 apples and oranges are grown on his farm. How do you find the number of oranges grown?

1 Answer
Mar 28, 2018

Answer:

No apples #\ \ \ \ 32#

No oranges #\ \ \64#

Explanation:

We have a ratio of #4:8# this can be simplified by dividing by the greatest common factor, in this case 4. So we have:

#1:2#

Add these together, and divide this into the total number of apples and oranges, which is 96.

#1+2=3#

#96/3=32#

Number of apples#=1xx32=32#

Number of oranges#=2xx32=64#

Notice that this as a ratio is:

#32:64#

This is the same as #1:2#