• Your ship sinks and you swim to a nearby island. On this island, the inhabitants do not use money. The island residents use island fruit as money. If

    60 bananas = 20 coconuts
    35 figs = 15 oranges
    10 coconuts = 25 figs
    200 figs = 1 boat

    How many bananas would you need to purchase a boat to get off the island?

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David Rock
Columbus State University

Doug Brumbaugh
University of Central Florida