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Brianna is using part of the money she earned on her weekend job to buy several equally-priced CDs. She used one fifth of her money to buy one third of the CDs. What fraction of her money will she have left after she buys all the CDs?

(A) 1/5
(B) 1/3
(C) 2/5
(D) 2/3
(E) 4/5

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Brianna is using part of the money she earned on her weekend job to buy several equally-priced CDs. She used one fifth of her money to buy one third of the CDs. What fraction of her money will she have left after she buys all the CDs?

(A) 1/5
(B) 1/3
(C) 2/5
(D) 2/3
(E) 4/5


Let she earns "m" amount of money and buys total "c" no of CD's.

So she spent m/5 amount for buying c/3 no. of CD's

Cost of a CD = (m/5)/(c/3) = 3m/5c

Remaining no of CD's to be bought = c-c/3 = 2c/3

Total amount of money that will be spent for buying m=remaining CD's = 2c/3 * 3m/5c =2m/5

Total amount of money spend = 2m/5 + m/5 = 3m/5

Money left = m-3m/5 = 2m/5.

Fraction of money left = (2m/5)/m = 2/5

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Bunuel wrote:
Brianna is using part of the money she earned on her weekend job to buy several equally-priced CDs. She used one fifth of her money to buy one third of the CDs. What fraction of her money will she have left after she buys all the CDs?

(A) 1/5
(B) 1/3
(C) 2/5
(D) 2/3
(E) 4/5


let total salary = 15
and CD= 9
so 1/5th of salary = 3
and CD purchased = 9 /3 = 3
so cost per CD = 1$
now balance salary left = 15-3 = 12 $
and balance CD left = 9-3 = 6
so after she buys all 6 Cd which are priced at 1$ each ; money left = 6$
so the fraction of money left / total salary = 6/15 = 2/5
IMO C
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New post 25 Mar 2019, 22:41
lets say she earned x dollars , bought y cds
bought y/3 cds for x/5 dollars
==> y cds for 3x/5 dollars
amount left with = x- (3x/5) = 2x/5
Fraction of money left = (2x/5) /x = 2/5 => option C
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