You have a fruit ratio of 23 to 1(cherries to apples), if you have 15 apples how many cherries would you have?

1 Answer
Nov 16, 2016

Answer:

#345# cherries.

Explanation:

Mastering ratios has a lot to do with how you write down what you are told:

#" cherries ":" apples "#
#" 23 ":" 1"larr# there is one apple for every 23 cherries
#" ? ":" 15"#

We can understand the ratio as telling that there are 23 times as many cherries as apples.

So, for #15# apples there will be#" "23xx15 = 345" "#cherries

Writing the information as a direct proportion gives:

#23/x = 1/15#

#x = 23xx15#

#x = 345" "#cherries