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primary 6 | Maths
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Then, the total number of fruits in the basket at first will be 5A.

When 40 apples are added in the basket, the ratio (A + 40) : (5A + 40) is 3 : 10.

Therefore, 10 (A + 40) = 3 (5A + 40).

10A + 400 = 15A + 120

5A = 280

A = 56

The number of apples in the basket at first was 56.

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