What Percentage of the Total Amount did Daisy Spend on Apples?

Daisy purchased 6 mangoes, 10 oranges and 5 apples for a certain amount. With 40% less amount Anuj could purchase 3 mangoes, 5 oranges and 4 apples. What percentage of the total amount did Daisy spend on apples?

  1. 25%
  2. 28%
  3. 33.33%
  4. None of these
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 27th May 2015 in Maths.
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Answer: (3) 33.33%
Explanation:-
Let the total amount be X
According to question,
6M + 10R + 5A = X           …………………….(1)
and 3M + 5R + 4A = 0.6X         …………………(2)
Solve equation (1) and (2)
twice of equation (2) from equation(1)
6M + 10R + 8A = 1.2X                    ………………..(3)
6M + 10R + 5A = X   ……………………..(4)
Subtract equation(4) from equation(3)

3A = 0.2X
and 5A = (5/3) x (0.2X) = X/3
spend by Daisy = X/3 x 100 = 33.33% on apples

Hence, 33.33% of the total amount spent on apples.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 28th May 2015.
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