A fruit salad is made from pineapples, pears, and peaches mixed in the ratio of 2 to 3 to 5, respectively, by weight. What fraction of the mixture by weight is pineapple? Can you explain this so I can understand how it works?

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2/10, is it that because you need to find how much fruit in total to calculate for the fraction, so 2+3+5= 10 so 10 will be you're bottom number. Then you need to look at how many pineapple there are to then make the fraction 2/10 because there are 2 pineapples out of the 10 fruits. Hope that helps!!

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