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At a certain diner, a hamburger and coleslaw cost $3.59, and a hamburger and french fries cost $4.40. If french fries cost twice as much as coleslaw, how much do french fries cost?
(A) $0.30
(B) $0.45
(C) $0.60
(D) $0.75
(E) $0.90

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2006, 21:07
Hamburger+Coleslaw=3.59
Hamburger+French Fries=4.40
French fries=2Coleslaw
H+C=3.59
H+2C=4.40
H=3.59-C
3.59-C+2C=4.40
C=4.40-3.59
C=0.81
So French Fries cost 1.62$
Checking by backsolving-ok Hence there is a typo in answer choices
The correct answer is 1.62$
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