Jeraine spent 1/10 of her money to buy 8 erasers and 3 pencils.
The cost of 1 pencil was twice the cost of 1 eraser.
She bought more erasers with 1/3 of her remaining money.
(a) How many erasers can Jeraine buy with 1/10 of her money?
(b) Find the number of erasers Jeraine bought altogether.
Hi Guest! Think of it as an algebra sum but instead of x and y we have pencils (p) and erasers (e) and p=2e (pencils cost double the amount of an eraser) so
1/10 of her money=8e+3p since p=2e
So the answer to (a) is 14
This my attempt at (b) ok so in a we found that 1/10 of her money could buy 14 erasers, its says with 1/3 of her remaining money she bought more erasers after spending 1/10 she had 9/10 left. 1/3 of 9/10 is 3/10 presuming she spent that 1/3 on just erasers with no change then
I hope I helped
Ok my answer for b was wrong and I have to admit it was a very silly mistake on my part. I answered 42 which would have been correct if they asked how many she bought with 1/3 of her remaining money but I forgot to add the amount she bought at the start if I had I would have gotten 50, Sorry again for the incorrect answer and I hope this is the correct answer.