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The baker in my town has cooked chocolate, nut and butter cookies. 1/5 of the total number of cookies were chocolate, 1/4 of the remaining cookies were nuts and the rest were butter. How many shortbread cookies do I cook for each chocolate chip cookie?

 Apr 30, 2022
edited by Guest  Apr 30, 2022
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"The baker in my town has cooked chocolate, nut and butter cookies. 1/5 of the total number of cookies were chocolate, 1/4 of the remaining cookies were nuts and the rest were butter. How many shortbread cookies do I cook for each chocolate chip cookie?"

 

The question doesn't make sense. What is a shortbread cookie? Is it supposed to be butter?

 May 1, 2022
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Let the total no. of cookies = x

Chocolate cookies = x/5

Remaining = x - x/5 = 4x/5

Nuts cookie = 1/4 * 4x/5 = x/5

Remaining = 4x/5 - x/5 = 3x/5

Butter cookies = 3x/5

Given:

Chocolate cookie = 1

x/5 = 1   x = 5

=> for every 1 chocolate cookie

Nut cookies = 1

Butter cookies = 3

Total cookies = 5

So the answer is 3 shortbread (or butter) cookies

 May 1, 2022

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