Posted by **parishi** on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:34pm.

Chef Fabio went to the store and bought 2 cans of beans, 2 cans of tomatoes, and 2 cans of tuna, all of which were the same shape and size. On his way home, it rained hard and the labels became soaked and fell off the cans. He wants to make a dish using one can of each type, and begins to open the cans one at a time. The expected number of cans he will have to open to get one can of each type can be expressed as ab, where a and b are coprime positive integers. What is the value of a+b?

- math -
**subharthi**, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:17am
17/7 hence a+b=24

- math -
**K**, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:51am
Explain, please?

- math -
**Athul**, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 12:44am
24 is correct but the fraction given is wrong.

- math -
**Athul**, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 12:46am
24 is correct but the fraction given is wrong. Also this is a brilliant problem, so stop cheating.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- maths - Chef Fabio went to the store and bought 2 cans of beans, 2 cans of ...
- geometry - In exercises 31-34, a cooler at a picnic contains 100 cans of soda ...
- Math - The cafeteria has 4 cases of tuna and 9 single cans of tuna. In all,...
- math - Stacey used her 20% discount card to buy 7 cans of tomatoes and 15 cans ...
- math - which is best to buy A( $10.88 for 7 cans of tuna B( $11.55 for 6 cans of...
- Math - Which is the Best Buy? $10.88 for 7 cans of tuna•• $11.55 for 6 cans of ...
- Pre-Calc - Starkist tuna company will package tuna fish in 2-L cans. Find the ...
- math - In my math book I got a question that said Keith plans on eating 1 1/4 ...
- Please Help!! Math - A display of cans on a grocery shelf consists of 20 cans on...
- math - Your brother is saving labels from soup cans. He removes the labels from ...

More Related Questions