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On a camping trip, x campers each paid y dollars for food.

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On a camping trip, x campers each paid y dollars for food. [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2004, 21:04
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On a camping trip, x campers each paid y dollars for food. What percent of the total food expenses did each camper pay?

(1) If there were one few camper, each camper would owe 1 dollar more.

(2) If there were half as many campers, each camper would owe 7 dollars more.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2004, 21:14
Find xy/x

(1) xy - (x-1)y = x-1

y = x -1

(2) xy - (xy/2) = 7x/2

y = 7

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Re: On a camping trip ,'x' campers each paid 'y' dollars for [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2014, 21:12
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Total Campers = x
Food cost per camper = y
Total food expenses = xy

Percent of the total food expenses that each camper have to pay = \frac{y}{xy} ==> \frac{1}{x}

Thus, to answer the question, we need to find the value of x.

Stmt 1: xy = (x-1)(y-1) - Not sufficient
Stmt 2: xy = \frac{x}{2}(y+7) ==> y=7- Not Sufficient (we need value of x)

With Stmt 1 & 2 combined, we can find the value of x.

Hence C
Re: On a camping trip ,'x' campers each paid 'y' dollars for   [#permalink] 10 Jan 2014, 21:12
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