Nate spent 1/3 of his money on 6 curry puffs and 13 apple pies.

The cost of 1 apple pie is twice the cost of a curry puff.

He bought more apple pies with 3/4 of the remaining money.

He paid a total of $92.50 for all the apple pies.

How much did Nate pay for 1 apple pie?

KidSmeller Sep 18, 2021

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Answer: He payed $2.50 for one apple pie.

Solution:

The second line elimates the need for curry puffs. I can just right 1/2 apple pie instead. Or, in the case of the first line, 3 curry puffs.

Let m be the original amount of money. Let a be the number of apple pies.

m/3 = 16a

m = 48a

1/6 of the money he kept.

48 * 5/6 = 40

3 of the pies were actually curry puffs.

40 - 3 = 37

92.5 / 37 = 2.50

WhyamIdoingthis Sep 18, 2021