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GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40 Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of $5 and$10 bills  [#permalink]

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Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of $5 and$10 bills. What is the ratio of $5 bills to$10 bills?

(1) The ratio of the number of bills to the total dollar value is 1/9.

(2) The total dollar value of the bills is $360. Senior Manager  Joined: 23 Apr 2015 Posts: 285 Location: United States Concentration: General Management, International Business WE: Engineering (Consulting) Re: Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of$5 and $10 bills [#permalink] Show Tags 1 1 milano10 wrote: Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of$5 and $10 bills. What is the ratio of$5 bills to $10 bills? (1) The ratio of the number of bills to the total dollar value is 1/9. (2) The total dollar value of the bills is$360.

Let $$x$$ be number of 5$bills and $$y$$ be number of 10$ bills, so question is find $$\frac{x}{y}$$.

1) $$\frac{(x+y)}{(5x + 10y)} = \frac{1}{9}$$
and this gives $$\frac{x}{y} = \frac{1}{4}$$

sufficient , Select A or D

2) $$5x + 10y = 360$$
=> $$x + 2y = 72$$
multiple solutions for this equation.
Not Sufficient.

Hence Answer is A
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I always prefer to use the unitary method in such questions.

Statement 1
1 bill - 9 dollars
10 bills - 90 dollars

The only combination satisfying the ratio is eight-10 dollar bills and two-5dollar bills

Hence the ratio is 2:8
or 1:4

Statement 1 is sufficient.

Statement 2 is clearly insufficient.

Hence, A.
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GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V33 Re: Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of $5 and$10 bills  [#permalink]

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milano10 wrote:
Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of $5 and$10 bills. What is the ratio of $5 bills to$10 bills?

(1) The ratio of the number of bills to the total dollar value is 1/9.

(2) The total dollar value of the bills is $360.$ 5 - x
$10 - y 1- number of bills = x+y value of bill = 5x + 10y So, (x+y)/(5x+10y) = 1/9. From this x/y can be found. 1 is sufficient. 2. 5x+10y = 360. From this x/y cannot be found. So, A should be the answer. Re: Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of$5 and $10 bills [#permalink] 22 Aug 2019, 07:04 Display posts from previous: Sort by Maryam’s wallet contains a combination of$5 and \$10 bills

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