In  a basket of fruits , 1/3 are apples , 1/4 are oranges , 1/5 are bananas .The remaining are mangoes .what part of the basket of fruits are mangoes ? if the total number of fruits is 240 , how many of eash are there inthe basket ?

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1/3 of 240 = 80 apples

1/4 of 240 = 60 oranges

1/5 of 240 = 48 bananas

 

80+60+48 = 188 mixed fruits/240 total fruits

240-188 = 52 mangoes/ 240 as a reduced fraction =

divide both the numerator and denominator by 2

26/120 =

divide both the numerator and denominator by 2

13/60 mangoes

 

Check to see if it works by creating equivalent fractions and adding them up to see if they will equal 1 or 60/60.

20/60+15/60+12/60+13/60 = 60/60 = 1

Or convert all of the fractions to decimals and add them up to see if they will equal 1.

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