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At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruit [#permalink]
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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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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.

Re: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruit [#permalink]
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..

Re: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruit [#permalink]
23 Dec 2013, 10:15

Bunuel wrote:

SOLUTION

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?

Re: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruit [#permalink]
26 Dec 2013, 01:11

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Bunuel wrote:

SOLUTION

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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