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#1 Re: Help Me ! » Help with word problem » 2006-02-20 03:37:04

Yes, that's supposed to be the answer for the practice test.  Since 'e' is the only one that is not true (supposedly), I am asumming a,b,c and d are true, that's why I considered those scenarios at oncedunno

#2 Re: Help Me ! » Help with word problem » 2006-02-18 06:58:33

Thanks a lot for your help you all.  Maybe 'e' is not even the right question, I tried what some of you did, assuming a,b,c and d where right and using thos values in the equation but there seems to be something wrong:

Using 'c' and 'd':
c)Mark picked up 12 apples in the morning.
d)John picked up 24 more apples than Mark in the morning.

John picked up 2/3 more apples than Mark:
J=2/3M+M
J=5/3M
J= (2/3)(12)+12
J=20, but since John picked up 24 more apples than Mark the answer should be 36, right?, So 'e' would be false, but also 'a' and 'b'.

I took this problem from a practice test, so I might just don't worry about it and solve the other problems

Thanks a lot for your help, I really appreciate it.:)

#3 Help Me ! » Help with word problem » 2006-02-17 09:47:44

math_2778
Replies: 11

I need help with the following problem, I know it should be easier but for some reason I cannot get the right answer.  I know the answer (It's supposed to be 'e') but I need the explanation of the process:

John and Mark went to  pick up some apples on the morning. John picked up 2/3 more apples than Mark.  They went back on the afternoon and at the end of the day John had 59  apples, and Mark had 14 apples less than John. ¿Which one of the following is not true?

a)In the afternoon Mark picked up 23 apples.
b)John and Mark picked up the same amount of apples during the afternoon.
c)Mark picked up 12 apples in the morning.
d)John picked up 24 more apples than Mark in the morning.
e)John picked up 39 apples in the morning.

I would appreciate it if you could help me,

Thanks,

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