2006 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 9

Problem

Francesca uses 100 grams of lemon juce, 100 grams of sugar, and 400 grams of water to make lemonade. There are 25 calories in 100 grams of lemon juice and 386 calories in 100 grams of sugar. Water contains no calories. How many calories are in 200 grams of her lemonade?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 129\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 137\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 174\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 233\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 411$

Solution

The calorie to gram ratio of Francesca's lemonade is $\frac{25+386+0}{100+100+400}=\frac{411\textrm{ calories}}{600\textrm{ grams}}=\frac{137\textrm{ calories}}{200\textrm{ grams}}$

So in $200\textrm{ grams}$ of Francesca's lemonade there are $200\textrm{ grams}\cdot\frac{137\textrm{ calories}}{200\textrm{ grams}}=137\textrm{ calories} \Rightarrow B$

See Also

2006 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 8
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Problem 10
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