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# In a two-pound box of nuts and bolts that costs \$2.34, the nuts cost 9

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In a two-pound box of nuts and bolts that costs \$2.34, the nuts cost 96 cents per pound when purchased separately and the weight in the box due to bolts is equal to the weight due to nuts. How much will two pounds of bolts cost separately?

A. \$2.76
B. \$1.92
C. \$1.59
D. \$1.41
E. \$1.38

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In a two-pound box of nuts and bolts that costs \$2.34, the nuts cost 96 cents per pound when purchased separately and the weight in the box due to bolts is equal to the weight due to nuts. How much will two pounds of bolts cost separately?

A. \$2.76
B. \$1.92
C. \$1.59
D. \$1.41
E. \$1.38

Since it is two pound box carrying equal weights
then 1 pound of nuts and 1 pound of bolts is there in box
As nuts=\$0.96/pound
also price of box = 1 pound nuts+1 pound bolts=\$2.34
Price of bolts =2.34-0.96 =\$1.38
so wight of 2 pounds bolts =2*1.38= \$2.76

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Bunuel wrote:
In a two-pound box of nuts and bolts that costs \$2.34, the nuts cost 96 cents per pound when purchased separately and the weight in the box due to bolts is equal to the weight due to nuts. How much will two pounds of bolts cost separately?

A. \$2.76
B. \$1.92
C. \$1.59
D. \$1.41
E. \$1.38

two pound box of nuts and bolts
nuts and bolts are of equal weight implies nuts one pound and bolts one pound
cost of nuts and box are given

N+B = 2.34
0.96+B = 2.34
B= 1.38 (one pound weight)
required cost = 1.38 * 2 =2.76
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23 Jan 2017, 06:17
Bunuel wrote:
In a two-pound box of nuts and bolts that costs \$2.34, the nuts cost 96 cents per pound when purchased separately and the weight in the box due to bolts is equal to the weight due to nuts. How much will two pounds of bolts cost separately?

A. \$2.76
B. \$1.92
C. \$1.59
D. \$1.41
E. \$1.38

We are given that two pounds of nuts and bolts cost \$2.34, and the nuts and the bolts are equal in weight in this mixture; in other words, we have one pound of nuts and one pound of bolts. Since nuts cost \$0.96 per pound, bolts cost \$2.34 - \$0.96 = \$1.38 per pound. Two pounds of bolts will cost \$1.38 x 2 = \$2.76.

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31 Jan 2019, 03:59
Since a pound of nuts costs less than \$1, a pound of bolts must be more than \$1 to bring the total to \$2.34.

This mean that 2 pounds of bolts has to be more than \$2 which is only in option A
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