some more math :( 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The average of 7 consecutive numbers is 2009. What is the average of the first three of these numbers? Samantha went shopping. She bought the following fruit: apples, oranges and peaches. The apples and oranges weigh 13 pounds together. The oranges and peaches weigh 15 pounds together. The apples and peaches weigh 16 pounds together. How many pounds of fruits did Samantha buy altogether? Andrea and Maya are helping their mother plant flowers in the garden. It will take Andrea 3 hours to plant all the flowers working alone, and it will take Maya 6 hours to plant all the flowers working alone. If Andrea and Maya work together, how many hours will it take them to plant all the flowers? Lucas is buying juice bottles for his soccer team. Juice bottles are sold by the carton. If he buys 3 cartons of juice bottles, he will be short 3 bottles. If he buys 4 cartons of juice bottles, he will have 3 bottles extra. How many juice bottles are in each carton? 2. Relevant equations None 3. The attempt at a solution These are absolutely killing me. I have no idea where to begin on these. If anyone can help, or even tickle around to give me some ideas, that would help.