A salesman sold twice as many pears in the afternoon than in the morning. If he sold 360 kilograms of pears that day, how many kilograms did he sell in the morning and how many in the afternoon?
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option A
Let x be the number of kilograms he sold in the morning.Then in the afternoon he sold 2x kilograms. So, the total is x+2x=3x. This must be equal to 360.
Therefore, the salesman sold 120 kg in the morning and 2·120=240 kg in the afternoon.