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Posted by **Desperate Please Help** on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:42pm.

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You make a bag of candy for yourself before you go to the movies. The bag consists of many different pieces of candy with Skittles, M&Ms, Life Savers, and Sour Patch Kids. Half of your pieces of candy are Skittles. A fourth of the remaining pieces of candy is M&Ms. Three-fourths of what is left after the Skittles and M&Ms is Life Savers. The remaining pieces of candy are Sour Patch Kids. What percent of the total pieces of candy are Sour Patch Kids?

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**Damon**, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:52pmtotal = 100

sk = 50 and 50 are left

mm = .25*50 = 12.5 and 37.5 are left

LS = .75*37.5= 28.125 and 9.375 are left

so 9.375 percent are Sour Patch

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**Reiny**, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:57pmlet the total be x

Skittles = x/2

M&M = (1/4)(x/2) = x/8

accounted for is: x/2 + x/8 = 5x/8

leaving 3x/8

Life Safers = (3/4)(3x/8) = 9x/32

so far accounted for = 5x/8 + 9x/32 = 29x/32

leaving 3x/32 as Sour Patch Kids.

percentage of SPK = (3x/32) / x

= 3/32 = .09375 or

9.375%

check: x/2 + x/8 + 9x/32 + 3x/32 = x(1/2 + 1/8 + 9/32 + 3/32)

= x(32/32) = x

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:15pmBn

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