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Esther D Leonelli

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Posted: Nov 17, 2005 3:59 PM
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If I am reading the question properly, I do get the £10.40. The question wording makes the 30% increase irrelevant. The £7.80 is for 9 eggs now (3 less) after the 30% raise. The price now would then be 12/9 of the £7.80 or £10.40. The important word in the question to me is "are".

>>> nancy.markus@gmail.com 11/13/2005 1:45 PM >>>
This was a fun one. I'm going to pass this along to my students.
Nancy

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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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