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# Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and

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25 Jan 2008, 06:26
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Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and toffee, that came in packages of 2 bars each. He handed out 2/3 of the chocolate bars and 2/5 of the toffee bars. How many pachages of chocolate bars did Rasheed buy?

(1) Rasheed bought 2 fewer packages of chocolate bars than toffee bars.

(2) Rasheed handed out the same number of each kind of candy bar.

OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: rasheed-bought-two-kinds-of-candy-bars-chocolate-and-toffee-129470.html
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25 Jan 2008, 06:53
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Set 2/3 and 2/5 equal to 10/15 and 6/15

1. He handed out (10/15)(x-2) + (6/15)(x) multiply through by 15
10x-20 + 6x = 16x-20 candy bars

We have nothing to set it equal to though, so we can't find x. Insufficient

2. (10/15)(x) = (6/15)(y) cannot be solved because it's two variables in one equation

Now taken together

(10/15)(x-2) = (6/15)(x)
10x-20 = 6x
4x = 20
x = 5

He bought 5 packages of toffee bars (so 10 bars total) and 3 packages of chocolate bars (6 bars total).

(2/3)(6) = 4
(2/5)(10) = 4

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25 Jan 2008, 07:06
Thanks guys, I spent more than 2 min to understand the problem....
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Kudos [?]: 1411 [0], given: 543

Re: Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and [#permalink]

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07 Mar 2013, 06:15
How do you solve this question?
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Kudos [?]: 128947 [0], given: 12185

Re: Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and [#permalink]

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07 Mar 2013, 06:17
fozzzy wrote:
How do you solve this question?

Check here: rasheed-bought-two-kinds-of-candy-bars-chocolate-and-toffee-129470.html
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Re: Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and   [#permalink] 07 Mar 2013, 06:17
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