A housewife buys a certain amount of beef at £4 per kilo and the same amount of sausages at £3 per kilo. If she had split the money she spent equally between the beef and sausages she would have got 2 kilos more. How much did she spend

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- January 19th 2006, 12:24 PMbonbhoyToo thick to solve this problem!!!!
A housewife buys a certain amount of beef at £4 per kilo and the same amount of sausages at £3 per kilo. If she had split the money she spent equally between the beef and sausages she would have got 2 kilos more. How much did she spend

- January 19th 2006, 01:06 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**bonbhoy**

To solve this you need to find the common denominator. Which is 12, and multiply both sides by 12:

thus,

thus,

Thus, she brought 24 kilos for both of them. Thus, a total of 48 kilograms of meat where brough. - January 19th 2006, 02:14 PMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**bonbhoy**

Then:

Now if instead is spent on beef and also on sausage these

buy of beef and of sausage. As the sum

of these is more than previously we have:

,

but so:

,

which has solution , or pounds

These numbers seem implausibly large given the scenario.

RonL