
By: JessicaTan (offline) Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 06:08 AM CDT (Read 1763 times)



JessicaTan 
I need help for this question.
There are 4 types of candies in a shop. 144 of them are chocolates. Of the remaining candies, 1/6 are gummies, 7/12 are toffees and the rest are lollipops. If 1/6 of the total number of candies in the shop are lollipops, how many candies are there in the shop altogether? (answer is 432). kindly show me the working. Thanks a lot.

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By: echeewh (offline) Monday, April 30 2012 @ 04:41 AM CDT



echeewh 
Hi Jessica,
Pls find the following worked solution:
< Remaining Candies >
G = 1/6 = 2/12
T = 7/12
L = 3/12
Given that L makes up 1/6 total, we have ...
3u > 1/6 total
1u > 1/18 total
12u > 12/18 total = 2/3 total (makes up the Remaining Candies )
Hence, 1/3 total = 144 C
3/3 total = 3 x 144 = 432
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Trust this helps.
Cheers,
Edward

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By: sokechan (offline) Monday, April 30 2012 @ 11:27 PM CDT



sokechan 
There are 4 types of candies in a shop. 144 of them are chocolates. Of the remaining candies, 1/6 are gummies, 7/12 are toffees and the rest are lollipops. If 1/6 of the total number of candies in the shop are lollipops, how many candies are there in the shop altogether?
1/6 = 2/12
1  2/12  7/12 = 3/12
3/12 > 1/6 total
Gummies + toffees = 9/12 = 3/6 total
3/6 + 1/6 = 4/6
1  4/6 = 2/6
144 = 2/6 total
6/6 total = 432

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By: tictactoe (offline) Saturday, August 11 2012 @ 03:29 AM CDT



tictactoe 
Make 1/6 to 2/12. ( Numerator times 2 . Below also)
12/127/12 = 3/12
3/12 > 1/6 (Simplify)
9/12 = 3/6 ( Simplify)
3/6 + 1/6 =4/6
14/6=2/6
144 is 2/6.
6/6 = 432.
Same working solution as sokechan

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