Farmer Dan harvested some apples. He sold to Adam 3/4 of the apples and another 105 apples. He sold to Geraldine 3/4 of the remainder but took back 55 apples. Farmer Dan had 890 apples left.

a) How many apples did Geraldine have after returning 55 apples to Farmer Dan?

b) How many apples did Farmer Dan harvest?

Solution

1/4 of remaining ----- 890 – 55 = 835

3/4 of remaining ----- 3 x 835 = 2505

a) Geraldine ----- 2505 - 55 = __2450__

b) 1 unit ----- 4/4 of remaining + 105

4/4 of remaining ----- 835 x 4 = 3340

1 unit ----- 3340 + 105 = 3445

(Total harvested) 4 units ----- 4 x 3445 = __13 780__

**Answer: a) 2450 apples b) 13 780 apples.**