# 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?

Mar 28, 2018

No apples $\setminus \setminus \setminus \setminus 32$

No oranges $\setminus \setminus \setminus 64$

#### 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.

$1 + 2 = 3$

$\frac{96}{3} = 32$

Number of apples$= 1 \times 32 = 32$

Number of oranges$= 2 \times 32 = 64$

Notice that this as a ratio is:

$32 : 64$

This is the same as $1 : 2$