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5 May, 06:30

A grocery store manager uses 1/2 crate of apples for every 3/4 crate if oranges in a fruit display. How many crates of oranges will she need if she uses 2 1/2 crates of apples?

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  1. 5 May, 08:25
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    15/4

    Step-by-step explanation:

    This is a proportion question

    It says 1/2 crates of apple are used for every 3/4 crates of oranges

    For 5/2 crates of apple, x crates of oranges will be needed.

    To get x, we simply multiply 1/2 by x and equate it to 3/4 multiplied by 5/2

    This means: 0.5x = 0.75 * 2.5

    x = (0.75 * 2.5) : 0.5 = 3.75

    Hence for 5/2 crates for apple, she will need 15/4 crates of oranges.
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