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# Javed was given 5 / 7 of a basket of oranges. What fraction of oranges was left in the basket?

**Solution:**

We will use the concepts of fractions to solve this.

The fraction of an orange basket = 5 / 7

The fraction of the basket as a whole is 1.

Fraction of oranges left = 1 - 5 / 7

⇒ 7 / 7 - 5 / 7 = 7 - 5 / 7 = 2 / 7

Thus, the needed fraction is 2 / 7.

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Class 6 Maths NCERT Solutions Chapter 7 Exercise 7.5 Question 5

## Javed was given 5 / 7 of a basket of oranges. What fraction of oranges was left in the basket?

**Summary:**

The fraction of oranges was left in the basket is 2 / 7.

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