So my younger sisters algebra 1 teacher gave...

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So my younger sisters algebra 1 teacher gave this problem

Fruit basket is filled with 60 ounces of fruit (apples and oranges). Apples weigh 4 ounces, oranges weigh 2 ounces. How many oranges are there?

If asked 20 people, and we agreed there are multiple answers because of the lack of info, but when my sis turned it in, her teacher marked it wrong, and told her she didn't do enough work.

So is there a specific answer to this?

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>>7768988

I promise you the problem also said that there were x fruit in total. If it didn't then there are multiple integer solutions.

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>>7768998

Nope, that's literally all the info her teacher gave. Just apple 4 ounces, oranges 2 ounces. 60 ounces total, and you have to find out how many oranges from that.

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>>7768998

This.

Or the teacher just accidentally left it out.

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It could be any even nu.be from 2 to 28

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>>7768988

ask the fucking teacher how she expects you to solve it, dont bring it here, stupid.

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>>7768988

The problem as you've stated it doesn't have a specific solution.

Most likely, they were supposed to write a relation and you or your sister didn't pay attention to directions.

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4a * 2o = 60

4a = 30/o

a = 15/(2o)

There are 15/(2o) apples on the fruit basket.

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>>7769150

Incorrect.

4a + 2o = 60

a = (60 - 2o)/4

a = 15 - o/2

Therefore 2 <= o < 30 and o is an even, positive integer. The solution of how many oranges are there is any even positive integer between the range of 2 - 30.

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In rapid inspection, I'd say there are 10 oranges.

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>>7769324

Agreed. There are definitely 10 oranges and 10 apples

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