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I got stuck when I arrived at the question how many oranges should their be in the first place.

If there is some unknown quantity – write it down as a variable. Don't be afraid to use many variables if needed. Some of them might get a fixed value after.

So let's denote the number of oranges by

*o* and the number of apples by

*a*. What do we know from the question statement?

1.

*o* +

*a* = 10

What else do we have in the statement? The average price! Write down the equation for the average price of a fruit and you'll have the system of equations to solve.