Mr Lee baked 185 more chicken pies than tuna pines.After selling 0.6 of the chicken pies and half of the tuna pies,he had 146 pies left.How many pies did he sell?

Guest Jul 20, 2014

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Call the number of tuna pies "x."

Then the number of chicken pies = x + 185

If he sold .6 of the chicken pies, then he had .4 of those left, and if he sold 1/2 = (.5) of the tuna pies he must have had .5 of those left.

So......

.4(x + 185) + .5(x) = 146

.9x + 74 = 146

.9x = 72

x = 72/.9 = 80 and that's the number of tuna pies he started with

So, he sold 1/2 of these = 40

And the number of chicken pies he sold is given by:

.6(80 + 185) = 159

So the total pies sold = 40 + 159 = 199

CPhill
Jul 20, 2014

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Best Answer

Call the number of tuna pies "x."

Then the number of chicken pies = x + 185

If he sold .6 of the chicken pies, then he had .4 of those left, and if he sold 1/2 = (.5) of the tuna pies he must have had .5 of those left.

So......

.4(x + 185) + .5(x) = 146

.9x + 74 = 146

.9x = 72

x = 72/.9 = 80 and that's the number of tuna pies he started with

So, he sold 1/2 of these = 40

And the number of chicken pies he sold is given by:

.6(80 + 185) = 159

So the total pies sold = 40 + 159 = 199

CPhill
Jul 20, 2014