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Post Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:09 am
The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

A) x/35
B) 1-(x/35)
C) 10x
D) 35-x
E) 350-10x

OA:A

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Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:00 am
fiza gupta wrote:
The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

A) x/35
B) 1-(x/35)
C) 10x
D) 35-x
E) 350-10x

OA:A
We are given that the harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples and that x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushels of apples. Thus, those x trees yielded 10x apples, and therefore those x trees yielded 10x/350 = x/35 of the harvest.

Answer: A

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Post Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:07 am
Hi fiza gupta,

This question can be solved by TESTing VALUES.

We're told that the total yield from an orchard or trees was 350 bushels. We're also told that X of the trees yielded 10 bushels each. We're asked for the FRACTION of the total that was yielded from the X trees.

IF... X = 2... then 2(10) = 20 of the 350 bushels came from those X trees. Thus, we're looking for an answer that equals 20/350 = 20/35 when X=2. There's only one answer that matches...

Final Answer: A

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Post Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:00 am
fiza gupta wrote:
The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

A) x/35
B) 1-(x/35)
C) 10x
D) 35-x
E) 350-10x

OA:A
We are given that the harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples and that x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushels of apples. Thus, those x trees yielded 10x apples, and therefore those x trees yielded 10x/350 = x/35 of the harvest.

Answer: A

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Post Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:07 am
Hi fiza gupta,

This question can be solved by TESTing VALUES.

We're told that the total yield from an orchard or trees was 350 bushels. We're also told that X of the trees yielded 10 bushels each. We're asked for the FRACTION of the total that was yielded from the X trees.

IF... X = 2... then 2(10) = 20 of the 350 bushels came from those X trees. Thus, we're looking for an answer that equals 20/350 = 20/35 when X=2. There's only one answer that matches...

Final Answer: A

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Rich

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