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# John went to the store and purchased a apples, b bananas an

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John went to the store and purchased a apples, b bananas and c cranberries. If the average number of pieces of each type of fruit purchased was 20 then how many apples were purchased?

1. John purchased 30 fewer apples than bananas and cranberries combined.

2. Total number of cranberries and bananas purchased was 15 fewer than the total number of pieces of fruit purchased.
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14 Jan 2019, 02:11
Jazzmin wrote:
John went to the store and purchased a apples, b bananas and c cranberries. If the average number of pieces of each type of fruit purchased was 20 then how many apples were purchased?

1. John purchased 30 fewer apples than bananas and cranberries combined.
2. Total number of cranberries and bananas purchased was 15 fewer than the total number of pieces of fruit purchased.

Given : a + b + c = 20*3 = 60

statement 1:
a + 30 = b + c
a + a + 30 = 60, then a = 15 :: sufficient

statement2:
b + c = 60 - 15 = 45, then a = 15 :: sufficient

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14 Jan 2019, 09:31
chetan2u, @Bunuel:-Can we simply multiply average by 3 if we have average of each as 20?
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