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1. Jackson buys four apple and berry smoothies and six cartons or orange juice for £29.40
April buys five apple and berry smoothies and three cartons of orange juice for £24.40
How much individually does one Apple and Berry smoothie and one carton of orange juice cost?
2. Is this preparation for the UKMT Olympiads? You didn't specific how many berry smoothies he bought in each, is it 4,4,6 and then 5,5,3?
3. Use simultaneous equations. Let Apple = x, let berry = y, let orange = z.

Here's the first simultaneous equation you can form from what jackson buys:
4x + 4y + 6z = 29.40

Try and form another simultaneous equation from what april buys, and solve them.
4. (Original post by thekidwhogames)
Is this preparation for the UKMT Olympiads? You didn't specific how many berry smoothies he bought in each.
I think it's 4 apple and 4 berry smoothies.

This question is worded very badly

Correct me if i'm wrong Jemma-26.
5. (Original post by dotoswift)
Its 4 apple and 4 berry smoothies.

Correct me if i'm wrong Jemma-26.
Ah, then he can do as you said and solve the system of equations.
6. Jackson buys FOUR apple and berry smoothies and SIX cartons or orange juice for £29.40
April buys FIVE apple and berry smoothies and THREE cartons of orange juice for £24.40
How much individually does ONE Apple and Berry smoothie and one carton of orange juice cost?
7. You know what forget it
8. (Original post by thekidwhogames)
Ah, then he can do as you said and solve the system of equations.
I admit I missed the four too for the berry smoothies
9. (Original post by Y11_Maths)
I admit I missed the four too for the berry smoothies
Yeah
10. (Original post by thekidwhogames)
Is this preparation for the UKMT Olympiads? You didn't specific how many berry smoothies he bought in each, is it 4,4,6 and then 5,5,3?
I think you've misread it - the smoothie is apple and berry flavour.
11. (Original post by Muttley79)
I think you've misread it - the smoothie is apple and berry flavour.
Oh LOOOL my bad I thought this was a simultaneous equation problem where you can nicely manipulate to get a+b+c. My bad OP then you set up the simultaneous equation and solve normally.
12. (Original post by thekidwhogames)
Oh LOOOL my bad I thought this was a simultaneous equation problem where you can nicely manipulate to get a+b+c.
It is one of those but just 9 smoothies and 9 cartons.
13. (Original post by Muttley79)
I think you've misread it - the smoothie is apple and berry flavour.
It’s these types of worded questions that will cost students like me marks in an exam
14. (Original post by Muttley79)
It is one of those but just 9 smoothies and 9 cartons.
Sorry I meant one of those Olympiad problems where you have 3 variables but 2 equations (so you can't solve for a,b,c) but instead can get their sum easily by manipulating the 2. But thanks for correcting me on the wording - it is a bit confusing!
15. (Original post by Y11_Maths)
It’s these types of worded questions that will cost students like me marks in an exam
A real exam question wouldn't be this unclear.
16. (Original post by Notnek)
A real exam question wouldn't be this unclear.
Thank goodness

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