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Question:

Three apples and twice as many pears add up to one-half the number of grapes in a fruit basket. How many grapes are in the basket?

A 18
Explaination

Let x = the number of grapes. 3 apples and 6 pears equals 1/2 of x or 1/2(x) = 9. x = 2(9) or x = 18.