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At a bakery, 70 more beef pies than chicken pies were baked for the day. After

450 beef pies and 121 chicken pies were sold, there were \({5 \over 12}\) as many beef pies

as chicken pies left. How many pies were baked altogether?

 Oct 12, 2021
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The difference between beef pies and chicken

pies = 70

Total pies sold in a day = 450 +121 =571

The difference in beef pies and chicken at the

end = -450 +121+70

    = -259


 

Ratio

Beef pies : Chicken Pies

5:12 = 5x/12x

12x -5x =259

7x =259

x=259/7

x=37

So,

total pies baked ,T(x)= 12x + 5x + Total pies sold in a day

                            T(x) = 17x + 571

                            T(37) = 17(37) + 571

Total pies Baked =1200   Answer

 Oct 12, 2021

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