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A shop sold 64 kettles of two different capacities. The smaller kettle cost a rupee less than the larger one. The shop made 100 rupees from the sale of large kettles and 36 rupees from the sale of small ones. How many kettles of either capacity did the shop sell and what was the price of each kettle?

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A) 20 kettles for 2.5 rupees each and 14 kettles for 1.5 rupees each

B) 40 kettles for 4.5 rupees each and 24 kettles for 2.5 rupees each

C) 40 kettles for 2.5 rupees each and 24 kettles for 1.5 rupees each

D) Either a or b
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Total kettles sold=64
Difference in cost = 1 rupee
Option A - total kettles is 20+14=34 . So eliminate this option.
Option B - here difference in price is 2rupees . So eliminate this option. Then option D is also eliminated.
Option C - difference is 1 rupee , also total no. Of kettles = 40+24= 64
Answer is option C

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KetanHemnani wrote:
A shop sold 64 kettles of two different capacities. The smaller kettle cost a rupee less than the larger one. The shop made 100 rupees from the sale of large kettles and 36 rupees from the sale of small ones. How many kettles of either capacity did the shop sell and what was the price of each kettle?

Options:

A) 20 kettles for 2.5 rupees each and 14 kettles for 1.5 rupees each

B) 40 kettles for 4.5 rupees each and 24 kettles for 2.5 rupees each

C) 40 kettles for 2.5 rupees each and 24 kettles for 1.5 rupees each

D) Either a or b


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New post 24 Aug 2018, 02:20
Praci wrote:
Total kettles sold=64
Difference in cost = 1 rupee
Option A - total kettles is 20+14=34 . So eliminate this option.
Option B - here difference in price is 2rupees . So eliminate this option. Then option D is also eliminated.
Option C - difference is 1 rupee , also total no. Of kettles = 40+24= 64
Answer is option C

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