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# Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts. If a pound of

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Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts. If a pound of nuts costs 3 times as much as a pound of raisins, then the total cost of the raisins was what fraction of the total cost of the mixture?

(A) 1/7
(B) 1/5
(C) 1/4
(D) 1/3
(E) 3/7
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18 Feb 2011, 11:35
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Chris mixed 3 pounds of raisins with 4 pounds of nuts. If a pound of nuts costs 3 times as much as a pound of raisins, then the total cost of the raisins was what fraction of the total cost of the mixture?

1 lbs of raisin = \$1
3 lbs of raisin = \$3

1 lbs of nuts = \$3
4 lbs of nuts = \$12

Total value of mixture = 12+3 = 15

Fraction of the value of raisin = 3/15 = 1/5

Ans: "B"
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18 Feb 2011, 11:57
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4 nuts x 3 = 12
3 raisins
3/15 --> 1/5

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