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# In a certain year, Minnesota produced 2/3 and Michigan produced 1/6 of

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In a certain year, Minnesota produced $$\frac{2}{3}$$ and Michigan produced $$\frac{1}{6}$$ of all the iron ore produced in the United States. If all the other states combined produced 18 million tons that year, how many million tons did Minnesota produce that year?

(A) 27

(B) 36

(C) 54

(D) 72

(E) 162

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09 Jan 2019, 00:03
Bunuel wrote:
In a certain year, Minnesota produced $$\frac{2}{3}$$ and Michigan produced $$\frac{1}{6}$$ of all the iron ore produced in the United States. If all the other states combined produced 18 million tons that year, how many million tons did Minnesota produce that year?

(A) 27

(B) 36

(C) 54

(D) 72

(E) 162

OA is D

2/3rd+1/6th = 5/6th so 1/6th was produces by the rest of the states. So 18x6x2/3 is what Minnesota produces.
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09 Jan 2019, 02:13
Bunuel wrote:
In a certain year, Minnesota produced $$\frac{2}{3}$$ and Michigan produced $$\frac{1}{6}$$ of all the iron ore produced in the United States. If all the other states combined produced 18 million tons that year, how many million tons did Minnesota produce that year?

(A) 27

(B) 36

(C) 54

(D) 72

(E) 162

total producted 2/3 +1/6 = 5/6
or say 1/6th producing states = 18
x = 18*6 = 108
108 * 2/3 = 72 IMO D
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