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 By: JessicaTan (offline)  Saturday, April 28 2012 @ 06:08 AM CDT (Read 2063 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
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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.

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Edward

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 By: sokechan (offline)  Monday, April 30 2012 @ 11:27 PM CDT
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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
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Make 1/6 to 2/12. ( Numerator times 2 . Below also)
1-2/12-7/12 = 3/12
3/12 > 1/6 (Simplify)
9/12 = 3/6 ( Simplify)
3/6 + 1/6 =4/6
1-4/6=2/6
144 is 2/6.
6/6 = 432.

Same working solution as sokechan

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