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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



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 Mar 14, 2014
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Katy:

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
Help me



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.
So
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.
 Mar 14, 2014
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Wait , hold on hold on

Why 3x ? How 'bout Mary?
 Mar 14, 2014
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Katy:

Wait , hold on hold on

Why 3x ? How 'bout Mary?



It doesn't say anything about how much Mary gets in the questions. It only says that Nick gets twice as much as Joseph and Alice gets 40.
the ratio of Joseph's share to nick's share is 1:2 If Joseph gets x lollies then Nick gets 2x lolllies. x+2x=3x. Mary gets whatever is left over.

The MOST that Joseph can get is 53. He could get a lot less.

Does that help
 Mar 14, 2014
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It's just an impossible question. Because, with the choice of answer that you have, the lowest is 78...

So, 78 for joseph and 156 for Nick...

And, Alice have 20% of them...

234 sweets + 40 sweet = 274 sweet...

it's not possible with those answer.

OR it's 2000 sweets.

OR this probleme it's not slvable whit those answer..

BUT if you want to know, how much NICK have, it's solvable, BUT there's too much possibilities..
 Mar 14, 2014

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