# Three apples and twice as many oranges add up to one half the number of cherries in a fruit basket. how many cherries are there?

## Written as equation, thanks.

Feb 4, 2018

Eighteen cherries.

#### Explanation:

If there are three apples, then twice that number gives us six oranges. Three and six added gives us $9$. Since that is only half the number of cherries in the basket, we multiply that number by two, which gives eighteen cherries.

As an equation, it would be:

$2 \left(x + 2 x\right) = C \text{ }$

Let $C$ be the number of cherries and $x = 3$, so

$2 \left(3 + 2 \left(3\right)\right) = 18$

Feb 4, 2018

In equation form: $3 + 3 \cdot 2 = 9 \cdot 2 = 18$