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# In a fruit basket containing apples, pears, and oranges, the

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In a fruit basket containing apples, pears, and oranges, the [#permalink]  15 Nov 2019, 16:27
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In a fruit basket containing apples, pears, and oranges, the ratio of the number of apples to the number of pears is 3 to 4, and the ratio of the number of pears to the number of oranges is 5 to 3.

 Quantity A Quantity B The number of apples in the fruit basket The number of oranges in the fruit basket

A. The quantity in Column A is greater
B. The quantity in Column B is greater
C. The two quantities are equal
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

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Re: In a fruit basket containing apples, pears, and oranges, the [#permalink]  16 Nov 2019, 06:59
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In a fruit basket containing apples, pears, and oranges, the ratio of the number of apples to the number of pears is 3 to 4, and the ratio of the number of pears to the number of oranges is 5 to 3.

 Quantity A Quantity B The number of apples in the fruit basket The number of oranges in the fruit basket

A. The quantity in Column A is greater
B. The quantity in Column B is greater
C. The two quantities are equal
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

Kudos for the right answer and solution.

ratio of the number of apples to the number of pears is 3 to 4
So, A : P = 3 : 4

ratio of the number of pears to the number of oranges is 5 to 3
P : O = 5 : 3

We have:
A : P = 3 : 4
P : O = 5 : 3

Notice that we have P in common with each ratio.
So to combine the ratios, we must create equivalent ratios so that we have the same number of PEARS in each ratio.
Take A : 3 : 4 and multiply both values by 5 to create equivalent ratio: A : P = 15 : 20
Take 5 : 3, and multiply both values by 4 to create equivalent ratio: P : O = 20 : 12

We can now combine the ratios to get: A : P : O = 15 : 20 : 12

In this new ratio we can see that there are more apples than oranges.

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