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Esther D Leonelli

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Posted: Nov 18, 2005 3:34 PM
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I guess I don't entirely understand the problem. Does "3 less eggs are available for £7.80" mean if 3 eggs are taken out of a dozen, the remaining eggs cost £7.80? I guess I don't know what "3 less eggs" means. Is it 3 fewer than some assumed initial number?

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>>> 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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