Bunuel wrote:
Bradley owns b video game cartridges. If Bradley’s total is one-third the total owned by Andrew and four times the total owned by Charlie, how many video game cartridges do the three of them own altogether, in terms of b?
A. (16/3)b
B. (17/4)b
C. (13/4)b
D. (19/12)b
E. (7/12)b
Kudos for a correct solution.
# of cartridges owned by Bradley = b
# of cartridges owned by Andrew = 3b
# of cartridges owned by Charlie = b/4
TOTAL # of cartridges = b + 3b + b/4
Rewrite with a common denominator of 4 to get: 4b/4 + 12b/4 + b/4
Combine terms to get: 17b/4
Answer: B
Cheers,
Brent
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