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# A bakery bakes two kinds of bread, X and Y. With the same

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A bakery bakes two kinds of bread, X and Y. With the same amount of money, you can afford either $$\frac{2}{3}$$ pounds of bread X or $$1\frac{1}{4}$$ of bread Y. How many pounds can I afford of bread Y, with the same amount I can buy $$1\frac{1}{2}$$ of X?

A. $$\frac{5}{4}$$

B.$$1\frac{1}{4}$$

C. $$2\frac{13}{16}$$

D. $$3\frac{3}{7}$$

E. $$5\frac{1}{4}$$
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30 Jun 2012, 12:34
this is very easy..
2/3X----->5/4Y
1x------>5/4*3/2 y
3/2x----> (5/4)*(3/2)*(3/2) y=45/16 y
which is option C
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02 Sep 2014, 23:42
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Say in Re. 1 he buys bread Type / Quantity as shown

Rupees ............ X ...................... Y

1 ................... $$\frac{2}{3}$$ ....................... $$\frac{5}{4}$$ (Quantity)

To buy 3/2 Quantity of Bread X, amount required $$= \frac{\frac{3}{2}}{\frac{2}{3}} = \frac{9}{4}$$

Bread obtained in Rupees 9/4$$= \frac{9}{4} * \frac{5}{4} = \frac{45}{16}$$

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19 Sep 2014, 05:24
PareshGmat wrote:
Say in Re. 1 he buys bread Type / Quantity as shown

Rupees ............ X ...................... Y

1 ................... $$\frac{2}{3}$$ ....................... $$\frac{5}{4}$$ (Quantity)

To buy 3/2 Quantity of Bread X, amount required $$= \frac{\frac{3}{2}}{\frac{2}{3}} = \frac{9}{4}$$

Bread obtained in Rupees 9/4$$= \frac{9}{4} * \frac{5}{4} = \frac{45}{16}$$

Hii Paresh,
could u please tell me y did u do 3/2 and what does 9/4 stad for ?
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2/3

Thanks..

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20 Sep 2014, 23:14
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PareshGmat wrote:
Say in Re. 1 he buys bread Type / Quantity as shown

Rupees ............ X ...................... Y

1 ................... $$\frac{2}{3}$$ ....................... $$\frac{5}{4}$$ (Quantity)

To buy 3/2 Quantity of Bread X, amount required $$= \frac{\frac{3}{2}}{\frac{2}{3}} = \frac{9}{4}$$

Bread obtained in Rupees 9/4$$= \frac{9}{4} * \frac{5}{4} = \frac{45}{16}$$

Hii Paresh,
could u please tell me y did u do 3/2 and what does 9/4 stad for ?
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2/3

Thanks..

Regards,
Vardhaman

$$1\frac{1}{2} = \frac{3}{2}$$

$$\frac{2}{3}$$ quantity of X comes in Re. 1, so $$\frac{3}{2}$$ would come in $$1 * \frac{3}{2} * \frac{3}{2} = \frac{9}{4}$$

$$\frac{9}{4}$$ is the amount available in hand to purchase Bread Y
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24 Oct 2018, 01:41
$$\frac{2}{3}$$x = $$\frac{5}{4}$$y

$$\frac{3}{2}$$x = ??

$$\frac{2}{3}$$ * x = $$\frac{3}{2}$$

x = $$\frac{9}{4}$$

$$\frac{5}{4}$$ * $$\frac{9}{4}$$ = $$\frac{45}{16}$$ = 2$$\frac{13}{10}$$

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26 Oct 2018, 09:24
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A bakery bakes two kinds of bread, X and Y. With the same amount of money, you can afford either $$\frac{2}{3}$$ pounds of bread X or $$1\frac{1}{4}$$ of bread Y. How many pounds can I afford of bread Y, with the same amount I can buy $$1\frac{1}{2}$$ of X?

A. $$\frac{5}{4}$$

B.$$1\frac{1}{4}$$

C. $$2\frac{13}{16}$$

D. $$3\frac{3}{7}$$

E. $$5\frac{1}{4}$$

OA:C

$$\frac{2}{3}X=\frac{5}{4}Y$$

$$1X=\frac{3*5}{2*4}Y=\frac{15}{8}Y$$

$$\frac{3}{2}X=\frac{3*15}{2*8}Y=\frac{45}{16}Y=2\frac{13}{16}Y$$
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