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At a certain diner, a hamburger and coleslaw cost \$3.59, and

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At a certain diner, a hamburger and coleslaw cost \$3.59, and [#permalink]

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At a certain diner, a hamburger and coleslaw cost \$3.59, and a hamburger and french fries cost \$4.40. If french fries cost twice as much as coleslaw, how much do french fries cost?
(A) \$0.30
(B) \$0.45
(C) \$0.60
(D) \$0.75
(E) \$0.90

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27 Aug 2006, 22:07
Hamburger+Coleslaw=3.59
Hamburger+French Fries=4.40
French fries=2Coleslaw
H+C=3.59
H+2C=4.40
H=3.59-C
3.59-C+2C=4.40
C=4.40-3.59
C=0.81
So French Fries cost 1.62\$
Checking by backsolving-ok Hence there is a typo in answer choices
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