MARY HAD 200 SWEETS WITH HER. SHE SHARED THE SWEETS WITH JOSEPH, NICK
AND ALICE. ALICE GETS 20% OF THE SWEETS.NICK GETS TWICE MORE SWEETS THAN JOSEPH. HOW MUCH SWEETS DOES JOSEPH GETS?
A. 79 SWEETS
B. 89 SWEETS
C. 78 SWEETS
D. 90 SWEETS
E. 100 SWEETS
4 people are sharing 200 sweets
Alice gets 20%
20% of 200 = 20/100*200=40lollies
So there are 160 left for the others to share.
Let Joseph get x lollies
Nick gets twice that many so he must get 2x lollies
we don't know how many Mary gets.
Nick +Joseph = 3x lollies and I guess Mary will get some as well.
3x < 160
x < 53.3
I don't think that any of those answers are correct. The most sweets that Joseph can get is 53. He could get less than that but he can't get more.
If Joseph gets 53, nick gets 106, Alice gets 40 Mary only gets 1.