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A dozen eggs and 10 pounds of apples are currently at the same price. If the price of a dozen eggs rises by 10 percent and the price of apples rises by 2 %. How much more will it cost to buy a dozen eggs and 10 pounds of apples.

A. 2%
B. 6%
C. 10%
D. 12%
E. 12.2%
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A dozen eggs and 10 pounds of apples are currently at the same price. If the price of a dozen eggs rises by 10 percent and the price of apples rises by 2 %. How much more will it cost to buy a dozen eggs and 10 pounds of apples.

A. 2%
B. 6%
C. 10%
D. 12%
E. 12.2%


Say currently both a dozen eggs and 10 pounds of apples cost $50 (they are at the same price). So, to buy a dozen eggs and 10 pounds of apples we need $100.

After the increase, the price of a dozen eggs will be $55 and the price of 10 pounds of apples will be $51. So after the increase, to buy a dozen eggs and 10 pounds of apples we'll need $106.

Increase = 6%.

Answer: B.
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Say they both cost $10 each.
An increase of 10% for the eggs would bring the new total to $11
An increase of 2% for the apples would bring the new total to $10.2
The original total is $20 and the new total is $21.2. Therefore the increase in price from the original to the new would be 1.2/20 = 6%. Answer: B
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Answer = B = 6%

Say Cost of eggs = Cost of apples = 100

Total = 200

New egg cost = 110

New apple cost = 102

New total = 110 + 102 = 212

Percentage increase

\(= \frac{212 - 200}{200} * 100\)

= 6%
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New post 29 Feb 2016, 19:07
i used numbers to solve this one...
price for eggs = 1000$
price for 10 pounds = 1000$
price for 1 pound = 100$
new price for 1 pound = 102 -> for 10 - 1020
new price for dozen of eggs = 1100

total new price for dozen eggs and 10 pounds = 2120.

this is 120 more than earlier.
120/2000 = 12/200 = 6/100. or 6% more.
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