2001 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 3

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Problem

Granny Smith has $63. Elberta has $2 more than Anjou and Anjou has one-third as much as Granny Smith. How many dollars does Elberta have?

$\text{(A)}\ 17 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 18 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 19 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 21 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 23$

Solution

Since Anjou has $\frac{1}{3}$ the amount of money as Granny Smith and Granny Smith has $$63$, Anjou has $\frac{1}{3}\times63=21$ dollars. Elberta has $$2$ more than this, so she has $$23$, or $\boxed{\text{E}}$.

See Also

2001 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 2
Followed by
Problem 4
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