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02 May 2007, 21:55
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either the answers choices are messed up or I am missing something !

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 What do u guys say ? Manager Joined: 02 May 2007 Posts: 152 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0 Re: hamburger [#permalink] Show Tags 02 May 2007, 22:01 grad_mba wrote: either the answers choices are messed up or I am missing something ! 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

What do u guys say ?

Do not see the result I figured out in the anwser choices
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02 May 2007, 22:11
At a certain diner, a hamburger and coleslaw cost $3.59, H + C = 3.59 ------>1 and a hamburger and french fries cost$4.40.

H + F = 4.40 -------->2

2 - 1 gives

F - C = 4.40 - 3.59 = 0.81

If french fries cost twice as much as coleslaw,
i.e F = 2C

2C - C = 0.81

=> C= 0.81

how much do french fries cost?

Since F = 2C = 2 (0.81) = 1.62

Choices are Wrong

(A) $0.30 (B)$0.45
(C) $0.60 (D)$0.75
(E) \$0.90
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02 May 2007, 22:53
Exactly !!

1.62 it is
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03 May 2007, 01:12
I agree choices are wrong. I faced the same problem.
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04 May 2007, 12:06
problem is simple and I got 1.62
choices are wrong
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04 May 2007, 12:07
I got the same....1.62.
04 May 2007, 12:07
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