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ONU Problem of the Week

Solving math problems about fruit may be a new twist. (graphic/googleplay.com)

Solving math problems about fruit may be a new twist. (graphic/googleplay.com)

Wilma has an apple, a plum, an orange, and a mango. The combined weight of the apple, plum, and orange is 19 oz. The combined weight of the apple, plum, and mango is 17 oz. The combined weight of the apple, orange, and mango is 21 oz. The combined weight of the plum, orange, and mango is 18 oz.

Question: How much does each of the individual pieces of fruit weigh?

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Solutions for this problem must be submitted to Dr. Robinson by Thursday, Feb. 2. Solutions can be slipped under Dr. Robinson’s office door (Mathile 214), handed to the department secretary, sent via email (l-robinson.1@onu.edu), or sent by campus mail. Please include on all submissions your name, major, email address, campus address, and phone number. You must show your work.