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 By: LeowML (offline)  Wednesday, April 11 2012 @ 08:57 AM CDT (Read 1207 times)
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Mei Lin bought 3/5 as many mangoes as pears. Each mango cost 25 cents more than each pear. She spent \$162 altogether and the amount she spent on the pears was \$18 more than the amount she spent on the mangoes. How many pears did she buy?

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 By: echeewh (offline)  Wednesday, April 11 2012 @ 09:08 PM CDT
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Hi there,

Following pls find worked solution:

Amt spent on Mangoes (M) = ( 162 - 18 ) / 2 = 72
Amt spent on Pears (P) = 72 + 18 = 90

Hence, 3u of M --> 72
1u of M --> 72 / 3 = 24

5u of P --> 90
1u of P --> 90 / 5 = 18

Diff in value of M and P = 24 - 18
= 6

Given that 1 M cost 25cents more than 1 P, the number of fruits in this 1u of M, P = 600 / 25
= 24

Number of Pears bought = 5u --> 5 x 24
= 120

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Trust this helps.

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