Bunuel wrote:

If 8 apples and 10 oranges cost as much as 22 apples and 4 oranges, how much does a combination of 7 oranges and 3 apples cost?

(1) An orange costs $0.01 more than an apple

(2) The ratio of the price of an orange to the price of an apple is 7:3

Hello

Bunuel,

In the math book, it states, under the subtitle,

following cases, order is important: "If a problems says ‘the ratio of x and y’, it means ‘x divided by y’ NOT 'y divided by x'" <

http://gmatclub.com/forum/word-problems-made-easy-87346.html>

So, by the definition the second statement backwards. I mean, the ratio of the price of an orange to the price of an apple is \(3:7\), not \(7:3\)

\(a =\) apples

\(o =\) oranges

\(8a + 10o = 22a + 4o\)

\(6o = 14a\)

If \(3o = 7a\), then the ratio is \(3:7\)

I'm sure most people understand what the statement intends to mean, but I thought the problem could be less confusing for others who are working on ratio problems (like myself

). After all, it's not the first time I've seen two values be set up to equal \(0\), especially after the section on moduli. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks