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# Rubi had bought x oranges from a store. When she got home, she found that 4 of them were rotten. Of the rest, she gave one-third to her daughter. How many apples did she give to her daughter?

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x43
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x+43
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(x4)×3
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(x4)÷3
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Solution

## The correct option is A x−43Number of oranges she bought =x Number of oranges that were rotten =4 ⇒ Remaining number of oranges = Number of oranges she bought − Number of oranges that were rotten =x−4 Fraction of oranges given to daughter =13 Number of oranges given to Rubi's daughter =remaining number of oranges×fraction of oranges given to daughter =(x−4)×13 =x−43 Hence, x−43 oranges has been given to Rubi's daughter.

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