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. Threefourths 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?

Math Help  Damon, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:52pm
total = 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

Math Help  Reiny, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:57pm
let 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

Math Help  Anonymous, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:15pm
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