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.

2 Answers
Feb 4, 2018

Eighteen cherries.


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(x+2x)=C" "#

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


Feb 4, 2018

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

In equation form: #3+3*2=9*2=18#


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.