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# A storage trunk contains 6 identical blankets and 3 identical pillows.

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A storage trunk contains 6 identical blankets and 3 identical pillows. The weight of each blanket is 3 times the weight of each pillow. What is the ratio of the total weight of the 6 blankets to the total weight of the 3 pillows?

A. 2 to 1
B. 3 to 1
C. 6 to 1
D. 9 to 1
E. 18 to 1

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27 Nov 2018, 10:01
Bunuel wrote:
A storage trunk contains 6 identical blankets and 3 identical pillows. The weight of each blanket is 3 times the weight of each pillow. What is the ratio of the total weight of the 6 blankets to the total weight of the 3 pillows?

A. 2 to 1
B. 3 to 1
C. 6 to 1
D. 9 to 1
E. 18 to 1

Trunk : 6 blankets + 3 pillows

Pillow be A,B,C
so total weight of pillow A: a, B:b & C:c ; a+b+c--(2)

total weight of each blanket 6*3*(a+b+c)-- (1)
ratio would be 1/2
6*3*(a+b+c)/(a+b+c)*3= 6:1 IMO C
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