mrsmarthi wrote:

x2suresh wrote:

R+A+P+RA+PA+RP+RAP=435 -->(1)

R=10P

A=20RP

P=1/5*A

A+RA+PA+RAP=210 -->(2)

FROM 1 AND 2

R+P+RP =435-210 = 225

10P+P+1/4*P = 225

-->P=20

R+A+P = 200+100 +20 =320

I think you misinterpretted the questions.

There can be bags that contain only one item, cobination of any two items, or combination all three items.

So when Number of bags containing almonds = 210 means, it can be number of bags containing ONLY ALMONDS, and number of bags having a mixture of 2 or 3 items where Almonds can be one of the items.

Can you interpret the problem like this?

I believe I interpreted correctly

A+RA+PA+RAP=210 -->(2)

A = No. of Bags with only almonds

RA = No. of Bags with almonds and Raisins

PA = No. of Bags with almonds and peanuts

RAP = No. of Bags with almonds,raisins and peants

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