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In a box of chocolates,

•one-fifth are plain chocolate
•one-sixth are white chocolate
•the other 38 are milk chocolate.

How many chocolates are there in the box?

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asked by Amy
  1. If there are x chocolates, then we see that

    x(1 - 1/5 - 1/6) = 38

    Now just solve for x

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    posted by Steve
  2. So what's the answer because I don't fully understand

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    posted by Unknown
  3. It is 60

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    posted by Safa
  4. I don't get it

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    posted by Farida
  5. Whats the answer? Explain pls

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  6. Answer=60

    1/5 of 60 = 12
    1/6 of 60 = 10

    Total = 22

    22 + 38 = 60

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    posted by Steve
  7. how do u solve the equation

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  8. First, find the common factor of 5 and 6, which is 30. Therefore
    1/5 and 1/6 = 5/30 and 6/30.
    5/30 + 6/30 = 11/30.
    So 11 out of 30 are plain or white, therefore 30 - 11 = 19, so 19 out of 30 are milk, which we already know is 38 chocs. So
    38 / 19 = 2.
    So, 19*2 = 38 and 30 * 2 = 60. So there are 60 chocs in the box.
    Let's check:
    38 chocs are milk.
    60 - 38 = 22 chocs are plain or white.
    1/5 of 60 is 12. These are the plain chocs.
    1/6 of 60 is 10. these are the white ones.
    38 + 12 + 10 = 60 chocs in total.
    Ta-da!

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  9. Mara George is a genius

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