by Christopher Carter
(Hillsdale, Michigan, United States)
Once upon a time, there was a family of children. The oldest of these children was in charge of making sure that each of the other children did what they were supposed to do. There were 10 different children. Each of them had to pick a certain amount of apples every day.
Charlie had to pick 50 Jane had to pick 40 Carly had to pick 35 John had to pick 30 Ashley had to pick 25 Christopher had to pick 20 Aaron had to pick 15 Alyssa had to pick 10 James had to pick 5
Between all the children, they had to have a grand total of 630 apples.
How many apples did Cameryn (the oldest) have to pick?
Add up the total amount of apples that you know 50 + 40 + 35 + 30 + 25 + 20 + 15 +10 + 5 = 550
Subtract the answer above from the total amount of apples. 630 - 550 = 80