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    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?
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    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?
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    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.
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    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?
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    (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
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    (Original post by Y11_Maths)
    I admit I missed the four too for the berry smoothies
    Yeah
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    (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
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    (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!
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    (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.
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    A real exam question wouldn't be this unclear.
    Thank goodness
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