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Jean bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and [#permalink]
10 Dec 2006, 00:38
Jean bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and toffee,that came in packages of 2 bars each. he handed out 2/3 of the chocolate bars and 3/5 of the toffee bars. how many packages of chocolate bars did Jean buy?
(1) jean bought 1 fewer package of chocolate bars than toffee bars.
(2) Jean handed out the same number of each kind of candy bar.
C is right as explained above ... I cud not however understand the relevance of the extra info in the stem -"that came in packages of 2 bars each"
I think the extra info is so that in S2, you can establish the equation: you know he handed out 2/3 of the amount of chocolate and 3/5 of the amount of toffee. If C is the number of packages he bought, then the amount of chocolate handed out is (2/3) (2C).
Similarly, the amount of toffee handed out is (3/5)2T