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At the fair

Posted on 2006-07-14
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At the fair I bought 6 pineapples and 2 jackfruits for $15. If I could have bought 4 more pineapples for $14 than jackfruits for $ 9 , what would have been the price of each.

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Though this looks like simple maths question but I am not able to unterstand what is meant be this line in question--
"If I could have bought 4 more pineapples for $14 than jackfruits for $ 9 "

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Question by:sinha_anshul26
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I think it means this:
j * priceJ = $9
(j + 4) * priceP = $14
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I think that this means:
6p+2j=$15
mj=$9
(m+4)p=$14

Which implies, j=$9/m
Which implies, p=$14/m+4

Regards,
bk
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by:bk_jreinstein
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where m = no of jackfruits
j = price of a jackfruit
p = price of a pineapple
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by:mlmcc
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>>Which implies, p=$14/m+4

Don't forget the ( )

p=$14/(m+4)

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by:bk_jreinstein
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thanks.
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