# Measurement (mass & weight): Fruit Bowl

## The Problem

Here is a picture of a bowl of fruit. The total weight of all the fruit in the bowl is **3 kg**.

The scales opposite show how much the different fruit in the bowl weigh.

**Can you calculate the weight of a single orange? **

**Do any assumptions need to be made when calculating the weight of a single orange?**

**Did you know?**

It is thought that humans eat an estimated 100 billion bananas per year. This makes it one of the most popular foods on the planet! Sun bears, like the one in the photograph, also love eating bananas.

## Visualising the Problem and Getting Started

Tia said, “The total weight of a pineapple and a banana is 1 kg.” Do you agree with Tia? How do you know?

Jamaal said, “It is not possible to calculate the weight of one orange because it does not appear on the scales shown below.” Do you agree with Jamaal? How do you know?