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Esther D Leonelli

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Posted: Nov 14, 2005 1:49 PM
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Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 13:54:01 -0500
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Probably wrong (smile), but b) £9.36

One possible way to read the problem seems to be as follows:

Let P be the old price and P' the new, then P'=1.3*P

Let E be the number of eggs, then (E-3)*P' = £7.80 and E*P = £7.80

Solving gives 13 eggs and hence P' = £.78

Ed Wall

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>due to a 30% increase in the price of eggs, 3
>less eggs are available for £7.80.is the
>present rate of eggs per dozen is:
>a) £8.64
>b) £9.36
>c) £8.88 or
>d) £10.40? and how did you get that?
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