Benny spent 1/5 of his money on 4 pineapples and 8 mangoes. The cost

of a pineapple was 4 times that of a mango. Benny bought some more

pineapples with 1/2 of his remaining money. How many pineapples did

Benny buy in all?

Guest Dec 22, 2021

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Without loss of generality, say Benny has $120.

He just spent 24 dollars on 4 pineapples and 8 mangoes.

Since a pineapple is 4 times a mango, Benny spent 1 dollar per mango and 4 dollars per pineapple.

He now has 96 dollars, and he spends $48 on pineapples, accounting for 12 pineapples.

He has bought 12+4 = **16 pineapples.**

tinfoilhat Dec 22, 2021