Solve the following:
People of Sundargram planted trees in the village garden. Some of the trees were fruit trees. The number of non-fruit trees was two more than three times the number of fruit trees. What was the number of fruit trees planted if the number of non-fruit trees planted was 77?
Let the number of fruit trees be x.
3 × Number of fruit trees + 2 = Number of non-fruit trees
3x + 2 = 77
3x = 77 - 2 (Transposing 2 to R.H.S.)
3x = 75
Dividing both sides of the equation by 3
`(3x)/3 = 75/3`
x = 25
Therefore, the number of fruit trees was 25
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