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My friend has 3 less than twice the number of oranges I have. The ratio number of oranges I havenumber of oranges my friend has is equal to 23. How many oranges do each of us have?


A
Me - 6.
My friend - 7.
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B
Me - 8.
​My friend - 12.
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C
Me - 6.
​My friend - 9.
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D
Me - 10.
​My friend - 15.
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Solution

The correct option is B Me - 6.
​My friend - 9.
Let the number of oranges with me be x
Number of oranges with my friend = 2x3
number of oranges I havenumber of oranges my friend has=x2x3=23
3×x=2×(2x3)
3x=4x6
x=6
So I have 6 oranges.
My friend has 2x3=2×63=123=9 oranges.

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