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In a certain candy store in New York, each orange candy cost

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31 Oct 2010, 07:20
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In a certain candy store in New York, each orange candy costs 30 cents and a strawberry candy costs 40 cents. The store gives an offer that if a customer buys three candies then the cheapest amongst them will not be charged for. What is the difference in the discount received by a customer who buys 2 strawberry candies and an orange candy, and a customer who buys 2 orange candies and a strawberry candy?

A. \$0
B. \$0.1
C. \$0.2
D. \$0.3
E. \$0.5
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31 Oct 2010, 07:56
This is a very tricky question .

It does not matter what the combination is!!! The orange candy will always be the cheapest one and one of the orange candy will be given free. The discount in both the cases is therefore 30 cents and the discount difference is 0. The correct option is A.
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08 Nov 2010, 20:31
Bad wording. Logic would imply that you'd get a discount on single unit of candy, but the question does not specify this.
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22 Feb 2018, 09:29
udaymathapati wrote:
In a certain candy store in New York, each orange candy costs 30 cents and a strawberry candy costs 40 cents. The store gives an offer that if a customer buys three candies then the cheapest amongst them will not be charged for. What is the difference in the discount received by a customer who buys 2 strawberry candies and an orange candy, and a customer who buys 2 orange candies and a strawberry candy?

A. \$0
B. \$0.1
C. \$0.2
D. \$0.3
E. \$0.5

With the current deal, if 2 strawberry candies and an orange candy are purchased then the orange candy won’t be charged. If 2 orange candies and a strawberry candy are purchased then one of the orange candies won't be charged.

Thus, the difference in the discounts will be zero.

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