Pete is making 8 identical fruit baskets as gifts. Each basket contains some apples and 12 oranges. Pete uses a total of 168 pieces of fruit to make the baskets. Determine the number of apples that are in each basket.

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Equations and inequalities
asked 2021-01-27
Pete is making 8 identical fruit baskets as gifts. Each basket contains some apples and 12 oranges. Pete uses a total of 168 pieces of fruit to make the baskets. Determine the number of apples that are in each basket.

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2021-01-28
Let a be the number of apples so that in each basket, there are a+12 fruits. Since there are 8 baskets for a total of 168 fruits, then we can write the equation: 8(a+12)=168
Divide both sides by 8: a+12=21
Subtract 12 from both sides: a=9
So, there are 9 apples in each basket.
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