**A fruit stall was selling pear at 70 cents each and apples at 40 cents each. Sally bought some pears and Tom bought some apples. Sally spent $1.10 more than Tom but had 7 less fruits than him.**

**a) How many pears did Sally buy?**

**b) How much did Tom spend?**

**0.40 x 7 = $2.80**

**1.10 + 2.80 = $3.90**

**0.70 - 0.40 = $0.30**

**3.90**

**÷ 0.30 = 13 pears**

**a) It was 13 pears.**

**13 + 7 = 20**

**20 x 0.40 = $8**

**b) It was $8.**

**---------------------------------------**

**Alternative solution**

**---------------------------**

**0.70 x 7 = $4.90**

**4.90 + 1.10 = $6**

**0.70 - 0.40 = 0.30**

**6 ÷ 0.30 = 20**

**20 - 7 = 13 pears**

**a) It was 13 pears.**

**20 x 0.40 = $8**

**b) It was $8.**