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    Please help me If your not then go away.
    "There are some oranges and apples in a box
    The total number of oranges and apples is 54.
    The ratio of the number of oranges to the number of apples is 1:5
    Work out the number of apples in the box."


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    Since it's 1:5, you know that 54 is divided into 6 equal lots. So you divide 54 by 6 (because both sides of the ratio add to 6) and get 9. This means that one one side there's 1 times 9, and on the other side there's 5 times 9 (45).
    Since it's apples you want, the answer is 45.
    Thumbs down for giving the right answer before anyone else... Yeah that makes sense.
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    That would be 54/6 as 5+1 as the ratio =6 then times 54/6 = 9 by 1 for oranges =9 and by 5 for apples = 45, so you have 45 apples and 9 oranges.
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    divide the total number of apples and oranges by six to get 9 (this is the number of oranges) there are five times as many apple as oranges so multiply 9 by 5 to get 45 apples.

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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    Please help me If your not then go away.
    "There are some oranges and apples in a box
    The total number of oranges and apples is 54.
    The ratio of the number of oranges to the number of apples is 1:5
    Work out the number of apples in the box."


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    1 add 5 =6
    54 divided by 6 = 9
    54-9= 45
    45 is the number of apples Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by white-rose)
    That would be 54/6 as 5+1 as the ratio =6 then times 54/6 = 9 by 1 for oranges =9 and by 5 for apples = 45, so you have 45 apples and 9 oranges.
    Aw thanks man. Could you do this one for me (tell me how to do it) :
    "Toby ivested £4500 for 2 years in a savings account.
    He was paid 4% per annum compound interest.
    How much did Toby have in his savings account after 2 years?"
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    Aw thanks man. Could you do this one for me (tell me how to do it) :
    "Toby ivested £4500 for 2 years in a savings account.
    He was paid 4% per annum compound interest.
    How much did Toby have in his savings account after 2 years?"
    For one year it would be 4500 X 1.04 (104%) right? And for the second year you would multiply the answer for the first year by 1.04 again. So the correct method is 4500 X 1.04^2.
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    (Original post by ArsLongaVitaBrevis)
    For one year it would be 4500 X 1.04 (104%) right? And for the second year you would multiply the answer for the first year by 1.04 again. So the correct method is 4500 X 1.04^2.
    Yeah well said
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    (Original post by blueray)
    Yeah you square for every year of interest
    How I love GCSE 'maths'...
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    (Original post by ArsLongaVitaBrevis)
    How I love GCSE 'maths'...
    You do? Lots of the current year 11 thread people do :gah:
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    (Original post by blueray)
    You do? Lots of the current year 11 thread people do :gah:
    Especially the calculator paper!
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    (Original post by ArsLongaVitaBrevis)
    Especially the calculator paper!
    Is it? At least we don't "love" it
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    Why would you neg rep my posts ? If I am helping you?
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    ITs £54 in the ratio 5:1
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    ITs £54 in the ratio 5:1
    well done.
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    Please help me If your not then go away.
    "There are some oranges and apples in a box
    The total number of oranges and apples is 54.
    The ratio of the number of oranges to the number of apples is 1:5
    Work out the number of apples in the box."


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    forty five apples, nine oranges (find a sixth of fifty four then times by the ratio needed(9*5=45 apples))
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    (Original post by 011ibrabdu)
    forty five apples, nine oranges (find a sixth of fifty four then times by the ratio needed(9*5=45 apples))
    well done to you too
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    Hey everyone, this thread is super, super old so I've locked it now. If you'd like to continue discussing the ratio of fruits, it's best to make a new thread in the maths forum :woo:

    Good luck with your studies
 
 
 
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