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# Candey Trap

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Candey Trap [#permalink]  31 Oct 2010, 07:20
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In certain candy shop in New York, each organge candey costs 30 cents and strawberrry candey costs 40 cents. The store gives offer that if customer buys three candies then the cheapest among them will not be charged for. What is the difference in the discount recevied by a customer who buys 2 strawberry candies and an orange candey and a customer who buys 2 orange candies and a strawberry candy?
A. \$0
B. \$0.1
C. \$0.2
D. \$0.3
E. \$0.5

My answer is coming as B.....but official ans is A...why? please explain?
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Re: Candey Trap [#permalink]  31 Oct 2010, 07:56
This is a very tricky question .

It does not matter what the combination is!!! The orange candy will always be the cheapest one and one of the orange candy will be given free. The discount in both the cases is therefore 30 cents and the discount difference is 0. The correct option is A.
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Re: Candey Trap [#permalink]  08 Nov 2010, 20:31
Bad wording. Logic would imply that you'd get a discount on single unit of candy, but the question does not specify this.
Re: Candey Trap   [#permalink] 08 Nov 2010, 20:31
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