**Nigel had a total of 227 durians and pears. He sold half of the durians and bought another 40 pears. As a result, he had an equal number of durians and pears.a) How many durians were there at first?b) How many pears were there at first?Solution**

**(a)**

3 units --> 267

1 unit --> 267 divided by 3 = 89

(Durians) 2 units --> 2 x 89 = 178

**Answer: 178 durians**

**(b)**

(Pears) 1 unit - 40

--> 89 - 40 = 49

**Answer: 49 pears**

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