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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.

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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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