1993 AJHSME Problems/Problem 8

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Problem

To control her blood pressure, Jill's grandmother takes one half of a pill every other day. If one supply of medicine contains $60$ pills, then the supply of medicine would last approximately

$\text{(A)}\ 1\text{ month} \qquad \text{(B)}\ 4\text{ months} \qquad \text{(C)}\ 6\text{ months} \qquad \text{(D)}\ 8\text{ months} \qquad \text{(E)}\ 1\text{ year}$

Solution

If Jill's grandmother takes one half of a pill every other day, she takes a pill every $4$ days. Since she has $60$ pills, the supply will last $60 \times 4=240$ days which is about $\boxed{\text{(D)}\ 8\text{ months}}$.

See Also

1993 AJHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 7
Followed by
Problem 9
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