The ratio is 4:1 so 4 / (4 + 1) = 4/5 of the total is green peppers.
So it is 20 * 4/5 = 16 .
She picked 15 green peppers.
She picked 4 red peppers, and 16 green peppers.
The best way to solve this is by setting up an equation. You can set it up as so: 20=x=4x. X would represent the number of red peppers she picked, since the amount of red peppers is and elaboration of how many green peppers there are (there are 4 times as many green peppers). Then you solve. You add like terms to get 20=5x, then divide both sides by 5. This leaves you with 4 red peppers. Then multiply 4 by 4 to get the amount of green peppers, in this case 16. Lastly add the 2 numbers gotten and see if they = 20 to check your answer.
Let r =red peppers
1.creat two equations
Substitute equation 2 into equation 1 for g
She picked 4 red peppers
Sub 4 into equation 1 for r
She picked 16 green peppers.
X = red peppers
We know that Meredith picked 4 times as many green peppers as red peppers, so based on this:
green peppers = 4*(red peppers) = 4X
In total, she picked 20, so:
Red peppers + Green peppers = 20
X + 4X = 20
5X = 20
X = 4
So, Meredith picked 4 red peppers and 16 (4 times 4) green peppers!
5g = 20,
and so g=4
since she picked four times the number of red peppers of the green peppers,4 x 4 = 16.
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