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A fruit-salad mixture consists of apples, peaches, and grape

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A fruit-salad mixture consists of apples, peaches, and grapes in the ratio 6:5:2, respectively, by weight. If 39 pounds of the mixture is prepared, the mixture includes how many more pounds of apples than grapes?

(A) 15
(B) 12
(C) 9
(D) 6
(E) 4
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A fruit-salad mixture consists of apples, peaches, and grapes in the ratio 6:5:2, respectively, by weight. If 39 pounds of the mixture is prepared, the mixture includes how many more pounds of apples than grapes?

(A) 15
(B) 12
(C) 9
(D) 6
(E) 4


Given that A:P:G=6x:5x:2x and 6x+5x+2x=13x=39, from which it follows that x=3.

Therefore, A-G=6x-2x=4x=12.

Answer: B.
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Re: A fruit-salad mixture consists of apples, peaches, and grape [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 09:31
whats with the og putting such an easy question so late in the og book. after giving us the super hard overlap question and now they give us this...

if i get an easy question like this so far into my exam i would be a bit alarmed thinking my score is going down
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