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Mary, John, and Karen ate lunch together. Karen’s meal cost 50 percent more than John’s meal, and Mary’s meal cost 5/6 as much as Karen’s meal. If Mary paid $2 more than John, how much was the total that the three of them paid?

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Mary, John, and Karen ate lunch together. Karen’s meal cost 50 percent more than John’s meal, and Mary’s meal cost as much as Karen’s meal. If Mary paid $2 more than John, how much was the total that the three of them paid?

Hello @Bunnel, I have tried solving this question algebraically, Am getting $16 as the answer. I don't see flaw in my approach. Can you please check the Question. Correct me if I am wong.

Mary, John, and Karen ate lunch together. Karen’s meal cost 50 percent more than John’s meal, and Mary’s meal cost 5/6 as much as Karen’s meal. If Mary paid $2 more than John, how much was the total that the three of them paid?

Hello @Bunnel, I have tried solving this question algebraically, Am getting $16 as the answer. I don't see flaw in my approach. Can you please check the Question. Correct me if I am wong.

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Mary, John, and Karen ate lunch together. Karen’s meal cost 50 percent more than John’s meal, and Mary’s meal cost 5/6 as much as Karen’s meal. If Mary paid $2 more than John, how much was the total that the three of them paid?

Mary, John, and Karen ate lunch together. Karen’s meal cost 50 percent more than John’s meal, and Mary’s meal cost 5/6 as much as Karen’s meal. If Mary paid $2 more than John, how much was the total that the three of them paid?

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12 Nov 2017, 08:16

Bunuel wrote:

Mary, John, and Karen ate lunch together. Karen’s meal cost 50 percent more than John’s meal, and Mary’s meal cost 5/6 as much as Karen’s meal. If Mary paid $2 more than John, how much was the total that the three of them paid?