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At a certain diner, a hamburger and coleslaw cost $3.59, and [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2004, 02:25
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

I am not getting any of the above answers. Can anyone tell me which is the right one and why.
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Re: French fries. [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2004, 02:50
Anonymous wrote:
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

I am not getting any of the above answers. Can anyone tell me which is the right one and why.


x + y = 3.59,

x + 2y = 4.40 => y = $0.81 => 2y = $1.62...

It is highly likely that this is a misprint in the numbers: 4.04 instead of 4.40 => y = $0.45 => 2y = $0.90, E.
Re: French fries.   [#permalink] 20 Jun 2004, 02:50
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