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x/2+x/3+x/10 = 28x/30 2x/30=6, hence x =90 Ans C.
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mandrake15 wrote: Bunuel wrote: SOLUTION
At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?
(A) $60 (B) $80 (C) $90 (D) $120 (E) $180
John spent \(1(\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{10})=\frac{1}{15}\) of his money on candy. Since we are told that he spent $6 on candy, then he spent total of \($6*15=90\) at the supermarket.
Answer: C. Hello, i don't understand the part of "$6*15=90" can you explain me please? Why 6 its multiplied by 15? Hello, as Bunuel explained above, John spent 1/15 of his money (remaining of his money) on candy ==> The remaining = 1/15 of his money = $6 ==> total money spent = 15/15 of the remaining = 15*6 = 90 Hope it's clear.
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Slightly different approach 
Let x be total amount, so
x/2+x/3+x/10+6=x, which turns out to be  28x+180=30x So x=90



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Simply pick number from answer...
80 will be out since not divisible by 3.
Lets try 90..according to question 1/2 of 90= 45, 1/3 of 90=30 and 1/10 of 90=9 then just add all of them i.e 45+30+9=84. Now 9084=6 left for candy hence 90 will be the answer..
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Bunuel wrote: SOLUTION
At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?
(A) $60 (B) $80 (C) $90 (D) $120 (E) $180
John spent \(1(\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{10})=\frac{1}{15}\) of his money on candy. Since we are told that he spent $6 on candy, then he spent total of \($6*15=90\) at the supermarket.
Answer: C. Hello, i don't understand the part of "$6*15=90" can you explain me please? Why 6 its multiplied by 15?



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Bunuel wrote: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket? (A) $60 (B) $80 (C) $90 (D) $120 (E) $180 Practice Questions Question: 15 Page: 154 Difficulty: 600 solution... let x be the money spent.. x/2 +x/3 +x/10 = x6 taking LCM then (15x+10x+3x )/30 = x6 28x=30x180 x=90



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Bunuel wrote: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket?
(A) $60 (B) $80 (C) $90 (D) $120 (E) $180 Solution: Let's let T = total number of dollars spent at the supermarket. With this variable we can set up an equation and determine T. We are given that John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, or (1/2)T, 1/3 on meat products, or (1/3)T, and 1/10 on bakery products, or (1/10)T. We are also given that he spent the remaining $6 on candy. Since we know where all his money was allocated, we can sum these values together and set the sum to T. So we have: (1/2)T + (1/3)T + (1/10)T + 6 = T To get rid of the fractions we can multiply the entire equation by 30, and we obtain: 15T + 10T + 3T + 180 = 30T 28T + 180 = 30T 180 = 2T T = 90 John spent $90 at the supermarket. Answer: C
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Total money spent= 1/2x+1/3x+1/10x= 28/30x Money left = 2/30 or $6 2/30x=6 x= 90 C is the answer
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Bunuel wrote: At a supermarket, John spent 1/2 of his money on fresh fruits and vegetables, 1/3 on meat products, and 1/10 on bakery products. If he spent the remaining $6 on candy, how much did John spend at the supermarket? (A) $60 (B) $80 (C) $90 (D) $120 (E) $180 Practice Questions Question: 15 Page: 154 Difficulty: 600 Let total amount be 60x Money spent on fresh fruits and vegetables = 30x Money spent on meat products = 20x Money spent on bakery products = 6x Total money spent 56x Money left (4x) = 6 So, x = 1.5 So, total money John had initially is 1.5 x 60 => $90 Hence answer will be $90
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"How can one say, that candy is bought at supermarket only"
Answer 90 is correct when we assume the above statement else answer is 84.
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