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A store sells erasers for 0.23$ per piece and pencil for 0.1

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A store sells erasers for 0.23$ per piece and pencil for 0.11$ per piece. How many eraser and pencils did Jessica buy?

(1) She bough 5 erasers
(2) She spent total of 1.70$
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A store sells erasers for 0.23$ per piece and pencil for 0.11$ per piece. How many eraser and pencils did Jessica buy?

(1) She bough 5 erasers. Clearly insufficient.

(2) She spent total of 1.70$ --> \(0.23e+0.11p=1.70\) --> \(23e+11p=170\) --> by trial and error we can find that the only non-negative integer solution for this equation is e=5 and p=5. Sufficient.

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A store sells erasers for 0.23$ per piece and pencil for 0.11$ per piece. How many eraser and pencils did Jessica buy?

(1) She bough 5 erasers. Clearly insufficient.

(2) She spent total of 1.70$ --> \(0.23e+0.11p=1.70\) --> \(23e+11p=170\) --> by trial and error we can find that the only non-negative integer solution for this equation is e=5 and p=5. Sufficient.

Answer: B.


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