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# Initially, Loyce and Tiara together have \$278 for a shopping trip. Loy

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29 Mar 2018, 23:31
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Initially, Loyce and Tiara together have \$278 for a shopping trip. Loyce spends \$8 on a bag of fresh apples at the Farmer’s Market, at which point, she has twice as much money as Tiara, who has not yet spent any money. How much money does Loyce have initially?

(A) 188
(B) 147
(C) 139
(D) 135
(E) 131

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29 Mar 2018, 23:37
IMO A.

L + T = 278
L - 8 = 2T
Therefore, 2T + T = 270
T = 90

Hence, L initially had = 2T + 8 = 180 + 8 = 188.
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29 Mar 2018, 23:37
L+T =278
L spend 8 so total 270
L=2T
3T=270
T=90
L=180+8
188

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