A shop had 256 more curry puffs than sardine puffs at first.

After selling \( {1\over 4}\) of the curry puffs and \( {2\over 3}\) of the sardine puffs, there were

377 more curry puffs than sardine puffs left.

(a) How many curry puffs were there at the shop at first?

(b) The sardine puffs were sold at $1.30 each. How much was collected

from selling the sardine puffs?

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C = No. of curry puffs = 256 + 5

S = No. of sardines puffs = S

We have, C - S = 256 ---- (1)

(C - C/4) + (S - 25/3) = total available stock

C/4 + 25/3 = total sold-out stock

Total sold eat = 377 - 256 = 121

∴ C/4 + 25/3 = 121 --- (2)

∴ Solving (1) and (2)

C = 256 + S put in (2)

\( {256 + S \over 4} + {25 \over 3} = 121\)

S = 62.181 __~__ 63

∴ C = 319.

(a) Total curry puffs = 319.

(b) Profits by selling S = 63/3 * 2 = 42.

∴ 42 * 1.3$ = 54.6$

Soyoxxommm Dec 4, 2021