## A fruit vendor sells 60 pieces of fruit that are either apples x or oranges y there are 1.5 times as many apples x as oranges y how many app

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Answer: the vendor sold 40 apples and 20 oranges.

Step-by-step explanation:

Let x represent the number of apples that the fruit vendor sold.

Let y represent the number of oranges that the fruit vendor sold.

The fruit vendor sells 60 pieces of fruit that are either apples or oranges. It means that

x + y = 60 – – – – – – – – – – -1

There are 1.5 times as many apples as oranges. It means that

x = 2y

Substituting x = 2y into equation 1, it becomes

2y + y = 60

3y = 60

y = 60/3

y = 20

x = 2y = 2 × 20

x = 40