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# Sam has y tapes, which is three times as many as Bob and half as many

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Sam has y tapes, which is three times as many as Bob and half as many as Tom. In terms of y, how many tapes do Sam, Bob, and Tom have combined?

A 3y/2

B 5y/2

C 7y/3

D 3y

E 10y/3

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24 Jan 2019, 02:52
Bunuel wrote:
Sam has y tapes, which is three times as many as Bob and half as many as Tom. In terms of y, how many tapes do Sam, Bob, and Tom have combined?

A 3y/2

B 5y/2

C 7y/3

D 3y

E 10y/3

As per the question ,

Sam = y

Bob = y/3

Tom = 2y

Total : 3y + y/3 = 10y/3.

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24 Jan 2019, 04:23
Bunuel wrote:
Sam has y tapes, which is three times as many as Bob and half as many as Tom. In terms of y, how many tapes do Sam, Bob, and Tom have combined?

A 3y/2

B 5y/2

C 7y/3

D 3y

E 10y/3

y +y/3+2y

10y/3
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Re: Sam has y tapes, which is three times as many as Bob and half as many   [#permalink] 24 Jan 2019, 04:23
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