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At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?

(A) $60
(B) $80
(C) $90
(D) $120
(E) $180

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At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?

(A) $60
(B) $80
(C) $90
(D) $120
(E) $180

John spent 1-(\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{10})=\frac{1}{15} of his money on candy. Since we are told that he spent $6 on candy, then he spent total of $6*15=90 at the supermarket.

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x/2+x/3+x/10 = 28x/30

2x/30=6, hence x =90
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At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?

(A) $60
(B) $80
(C) $90
(D) $120
(E) $180

John spent 1-(\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{10})=\frac{1}{15} of his money on candy. Since we are told that he spent $6 on candy, then he spent total of $6*15=90 at the supermarket.

Answer: C.

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Re: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruit [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2013, 02:43
Simply pick number from answer...

80 will be out since not divisible by 3.

Lets try 90..according to question 1/2 of 90= 45, 1/3 of 90=30 and 1/10 of 90=9 then just add all of them i.e 45+30+9=84. Now 90-84=6 left for candy hence 90 will be the answer..

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Re: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruit [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2013, 03:11
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Slightly different approach -

Let x be total amount, so

x/2+x/3+x/10+6=x, which turns out to be -
28x+180=30x
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Re: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruit [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2013, 10:15
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At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?

(A) $60
(B) $80
(C) $90
(D) $120
(E) $180

John spent 1-(\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{10})=\frac{1}{15} of his money on candy. Since we are told that he spent $6 on candy, then he spent total of $6*15=90 at the supermarket.

Answer: C.


Hello, i don't understand the part of "$6*15=90" can you explain me please? Why 6 its multiplied by 15?
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At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?

(A) $60
(B) $80
(C) $90
(D) $120
(E) $180

John spent 1-(\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{10})=\frac{1}{15} of his money on candy. Since we are told that he spent $6 on candy, then he spent total of $6*15=90 at the supermarket.

Answer: C.


Hello, i don't understand the part of "$6*15=90" can you explain me please? Why 6 its multiplied by 15?


Hello, as Bunuel explained above, John spent 1/15 of his money (remaining of his money) on candy
==> The remaining = 1/15 of his money = $6
==> total money spent = 15/15 of the remaining = 15*6 = 90

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