A baker makes chocolate cookies and peanut cookies. His recipes allow him to make chocolate cookie in batches of 7 and peanut cookies in batches of 6. If he makes exactly 95 cookies, what is the minimum number of chocolate chip cookies he makes?
The first thing I noticed is that the answer choice must be odd. Since 6 is even, the quantity of peanut butter cookies must be even, so in order to add to 95, which is odd, the quantity of chocolate cookies must be odd. That eliminates answer choices B and D.
To find the answer, I started with the lowest odd answer choice, subtracted that number from 95, and found if it was divisible by 6.
A) 95 - 7 = 88. 88 is not divisible by 6 because 8+8 is not divisible by 3. Eliminate A.
C) 95 - 21 = 74. 74 is not divisible by 6 because 7+4 is not divisible by 3. Eliminate C.
This leaves only answer choice E remaining.
The answer is E.
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