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# An automobile dealer bought two cars. He sold the first one for 40%

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An automobile dealer bought two cars. He sold the first one for 40% more than he paid for it and the second one for 60% more than he paid for it. The money he received for the two cars was 54% more than what he paid for both. The ratio of the prices the dealer paid for the first and the second car was:

(A) 10:13
(B) 20:27
(C) 3:7
(D) 7:12
(E) 2:3

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An automobile dealer bought two cars. He sold the first one for 40% more than he paid for it and the second one for 60% more than he paid for it. The money he received for the two cars was 54% more than what he paid for both. The ratio of the prices the dealer paid for the first and the second car was:

(A) 10:13
(B) 20:27
(C) 3:7
(D) 7:12
(E) 2:3

Let the price of first car be $$x$$ & that of the second car be $$y$$

Given: $$0.4x+0.6y=0.54(x+y)$$

$$=>0.14x=0.06y$$

therefore $$\frac{x}{y}=\frac{0.06}{0.14}=\frac{3}{7}$$

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08 Jan 2018, 09:36
AniK97 wrote:
An automobile dealer bought two cars. He sold the first one for 40% more than he paid for it and the second one for 60% more than he paid for it. The money he received for the two cars was 54% more than what he paid for both. The ratio of the prices the dealer paid for the first and the second car was:

(A) 10:13
(B) 20:27
(C) 3:7
(D) 7:12
(E) 2:3

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