**Mr Tan had thrice as many apples as pears at his stall at first. After he sold 129 apples and threw away 8 rotten pears, he had only half as many apples as pears left. How many pears did he have left?**

Before -

After – Threw 8 pears, sold 129 apples, left with half as many apples as pears.

Apples sold

5 units + 8 + 8 + 8 ----- 129

5 units + 24 ----- 129

5 units ----- 129 –24

5 units ----- 105

1 unit ----- 105 divided by 5 = 21

Pears left

2 units ----- 21 x 2 =

**42**

**Answer: He had 24 pears left.**

## 1 comment:

42 or 24?????

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