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# If m pencils cost the same as n pens, and each pencil costs 20 cents,

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If m pencils cost the same as n pens, and each pencil costs 20 cents, what is the cost, in dollars, of 10 pens, if each pen costs the same amount? (100 cents = 1 dollar)

(A) $$\frac{200n}{m}$$

(B) $$\frac{2n}{100m}$$

(C) $$\frac{2m}{n}$$

(D) $$\frac{2n}{m}$$

(E) $$200mn$$

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If m pencils cost the same as n pens, and each pencil costs 20 cents, what is the cost, in dollars, of 10 pens, if each pen costs the same amount? (100 cents = 1 dollar)

(A) $$\frac{200n}{m}$$

(B) $$\frac{2n}{100m}$$

(C) $$\frac{2m}{n}$$

(D) $$\frac{2n}{m}$$

(E) $$200mn$$

Given the unit cost of pencil=20 cents=$0.2. Let the unit cost of pen$x.
Given, m pencils cost the same as n pens.
So, 0.2*m=n*x
Or, x=$$\frac{0.2m}{n}$$

Ans. (C)

So, cost of 10 pens=unit cost of pen * no of pens=x*10=$$\frac{0.2m}{n}*10$$=$$\frac{2m}{n}$$
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