# stuck on this question..

• Feb 3rd 2013, 06:54 PM
maxxfilth
stuck on this question..
Tasty Bakery sells three kinds of muffins: chocolate chip muffins at 65 cents each, oatmeal muffins at 70 cents each, and cranberry muffins at 75 cents each. Charles buys some of each kind and chooses 3 times as many chocolate chip muffins as blueberry muffins. If he spends \$6.85 on 10 muffins, how many oatmeal muffins did he buy
• Feb 3rd 2013, 09:55 PM
MrDiedel
Re: stuck on this question..
Could the question be miss-worded? The original statement mentions 3 types of muffins that he purchased; chocolate chip, oatmeal and cranberry. It does not state there are any blueberry. Unless the purpose of the question is to say that blueberry = 0, and therefore he did not purchase any chocolate chip muffins which means the statement is false. Because it says he purchased some of each kind.
• Feb 3rd 2013, 10:18 PM
ibdutt
Re: stuck on this question..
I presume that you have typed cranberry for blackberry i proceed further. There is some more typing error for the answer will come in fractions.
As per details given if we assume that Charles buys
x - Blackberry muffins then he buys 3x of chocolate muffins.
Since he buys a total fo 10 muffins so he will have ( 10 - 4x ) of oatmeal muffins.
Now we can have the equation 65*3x + 70 * (10-4x) + 75 *x= 685
I am sure now you can solve it.
• Feb 4th 2013, 08:10 PM
MrDiedel
Re: stuck on this question..
Quote:

Originally Posted by ibdutt
I presume that you have typed cranberry for blackberry i proceed further. There is some more typing error for the answer will come in fractions.
As per details given if we assume that Charles buys
x - Blackberry muffins then he buys 3x of chocolate muffins.
Since he buys a total fo 10 muffins so he will have ( 10 - 4x ) of oatmeal muffins.
Now we can have the equation 65*3x + 70 * (10-4x) + 75 *x= 685
I am sure now you can solve it.

Where did you see blackberry muffins?

Tasty Bakery sells three kinds of muffins: chocolate chip muffins at 65 cents each, oatmeal muffins at 70 cents each, and cranberry muffins at 75 cents each. Charles buys some of each kind and chooses 3 times as many chocolate chip muffins as blueberry muffins. If he spends \$6.85 on 10 muffins, how many oatmeal muffins did he buy
• Feb 4th 2013, 08:11 PM
MrDiedel
Re: stuck on this question..
Quote:

Originally Posted by maxxfilth
Tasty Bakery sells three kinds of muffins: chocolate chip muffins at 65 cents each, oatmeal muffins at 70 cents each, and cranberry muffins at 75 cents each. Charles buys some of each kind and chooses 3 times as many chocolate chip muffins as blueberry muffins. If he spends \$6.85 on 10 muffins, how many oatmeal muffins did he buy

There are 4 types of muffins listed in the original question. Yet the question states the bakery only sells three.
• Feb 4th 2013, 08:51 PM
ibdutt
Re: stuck on this question..
As mentioned i presumed that typing cranberry could be typing error. I too made a mistake of typing blackberry for blueberry.
• Feb 4th 2013, 09:23 PM
MrDiedel
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I think we should open a muffin shop. We'd have a better selection than the shop listed in the question! ha ha ha
• Feb 5th 2013, 04:24 AM
Wilmer
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Well, only one answer to this silly problem:
Brand A: 6 @ .65 = 3.90
Brand B: 1 @ .70 = 0.70
Brand C: 3 @ .75 = 2.25