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The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

Dear AbdurRakib, I'm happy to respond. This kind of word problem intimidates many people, but the actual calculation here is quite straightforward.

A fraction is a part over a whole. The whole is 350 bushels.

Of this set of x special trees, special for some unknown reason, each tree produced 10 bushels. That's 10x bushels from the lot of them. That's the part.

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The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

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The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of appl [#permalink]

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AbdurRakib wrote:

The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

I did it algebraically but wanted to check accuracy.

Let x number of trees = 7. (I wanted a round result with 350 in the denominator. 70/350 works.)

Each tree produces 10 bushels. Total for x trees is 70 bushels.

Fraction of total (from these 7 trees) is 70/350 or 7/35.

Using x = 7, find the answer that yields 7/35. That is Answer A.

Others can be eliminated quickly. Answer C, D, and E don't yield fractions. With x = 7, Answer B can be calculated quickly; it equals 93/100. Incorrect.

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x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples means x*10, total there are 350 apples so answer should be x*10/350 so answer should be x/35
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The harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples. If x of the trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushel of apples, what fraction of the harvest yield was from these x trees?

A) \(\frac{x}{35}\)

B) 1–(\(\frac{x}{35}\))

C) 10x

D) 35–x

E) 350–10x

We are given that the harvest yield from a certain apple orchard was 350 bushels of apples and that x trees in the orchard each yielded 10 bushels of apples. Thus, those x trees yielded 10x bushels of apples, and therefore, those x trees yielded 10x/350 = x/35 of the harvest.

Answer: A
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