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# 201. Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts.

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201. Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts. If a pound of nuts costs 3 times as much as a pound of raisins, then the total cost of the raisins was what fraction of the total cost of the mixture?
(A) 1/7
(B) 1/5
(C) 1/4
(D) 1/3
(E) 3/7
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Re: 201. Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts. [#permalink]  18 Feb 2011, 10:35
Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts. If a pound of nuts costs 3 times as much as a pound of raisins, then the total cost of the raisins was what fraction of the total cost of the mixture?

1 lbs of raisin = $1 3 lbs of raisin =$3

1 lbs of nuts = $3 4 lbs of nuts =$12

Total value of mixture = 12+3 = 15

Fraction of the value of raisin = 3/15 = 1/5

Ans: "B"
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Re: 201. Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts. [#permalink]  18 Feb 2011, 10:57
4 nuts x 3 = 12
3 raisins
3/15 --> 1/5
Re: 201. Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts.   [#permalink] 18 Feb 2011, 10:57
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