# 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?

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Written as equation, thanks.

Written as equation, thanks.

##### 2 Answers

Eighteen cherries.

#### Explanation:

If there are three apples, then twice that number gives us six oranges. Three and six added gives us

As an equation, it would be:

Let

The answer to this question would be that there are ** 18 cherries**.

In equation form:

#### Explanation:

So first of all, you would take the number of apples given (three) and multiply it by two because the question says that there are twice as many oranges as there are apples. The number that we now have would be six, for 3 x 2 = 6. Now, we would take the numbers 3 and 6 and add them together (which makes nine) because they "add up to one half..." Then we would multiply the number 9 by 2 because the number nine is one half the number of cherries.