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A total of n trucks and cars are parked in the lot. If the [#permalink]
20 Sep 2006, 15:05

A total of n trucks and cars are parked in the lot. If the number of cars is 1/4 the number of trucks, and 2/3 of the trucks are pickups, how many pickups, in terms of n, are parked in the lot?

A. 1/6n
B. 5/12n
C. 1/2n
D. 8/15n
E. 11/12n

Please show your work.

Last edited by positive soul on 21 Sep 2006, 15:06, edited 1 time in total.

A total of n trucks are parked in the lot. If the number of cars is 1/4 the number of trucks, and 2/3 of the trucks are pickups, how many pickups, in terms of n, are parked in the lot?

A. 1/6n B. 5/12n C. 1/2n D. 8/15n E. 11/12n

Please show your work.

Is the wording right? The way I see it, total no. of trucks = n. 2/3rds are pick ups, so no of pickups = 2n/3

A total of n trucks are parked in the lot. If the number of cars is 1/4 the number of trucks, and 2/3 of the trucks are pickups, how many pickups, in terms of n, are parked in the lot?

A. 1/6n B. 5/12n C. 1/2n D. 8/15n E. 11/12n

Please show your work.

Do you mean 2/3 of the cars are pick-ups?
In that case, the answer is A =n/6

A total of n trucks are parked in the lot. If the number of cars is 1/4 the number of trucks, and 2/3 of the trucks are pickups, how many pickups, in terms of n, are parked in the lot?

IF the question is worded correctly (which I don't think is), answer has to be (2/3)N. Easiest Ps I every solved! LOL

A total of n trucks and cars are parked in the lot. If the number of cars is 1/4 the number of trucks, and 2/3 of the trucks are pickups, how many pickups, in terms of n, are parked in the lot?

Attacked this one by plugging in numbers. Chose 60 for trucks, which yields 15 cars and 75 total cars & trucks (n), and 40 pickups. Divide 40/75, reduces to 8/15.