# answer to the quiz question regarding monkey numbers

i tried very hard to answer the question: which number is represented by 2 magos 1 orange 1 banana?

none of the avilable answers seemed right to me.

can someone give me a hint, or explain it to me? i have already submitted the quiz with the supposedly wrong answer 37. but i would like to know the correct answer. thanks!

• It's been so long since I've seen this. Can you specify where the question appears? Oct 14 '15 at 23:10
• thanks. it has been answered already. Oct 15 '15 at 18:35

So the question I believe is:

In a counting system used by intelligent apes. A banana = 1. 6 is represented by an orange and 2 bananas An orange is worth half a mango What is the value of two mangos, an orange and a banana?

So you need to work out the value of each fruit by itself. A banana is given to you as being 1. Next, an orange plus two bananas is 6. We already know that a banana is 1 and there are two of them here so 6 - 2 = 4. An orange is 4. Now they tell us an orange (4) is worth half a mango. So a mango must be 8. So that an orange can be worth half of it.

Now the question is

What is the value of two mangos, an orange and a banana?

``````Banana = 1 orange = 4 mango = 8

8 + 8 + 4 + 1 = 21
``````

And the next question for bonus is: What is two mangos and an orange, divided by an orange with a banana?

An orange

``````(8 + 8 + 4) / (4 + 1) = 4 = orange
``````

:)

• thank you. i thought a mango is worth half an orange. i must have mixed things up. it makes much more sense now. Oct 15 '15 at 18:34