# 2005 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 3

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The following problem is from both the 2005 AMC 12B #3 and 2005 AMC 10B #5, so both problems redirect to this page.

## Problem

Brianna is using part of the money she earned on her weekend job to buy several equally-priced CDs. She used one fifth of her money to buy one third of the CDs. What fraction of her money will she have left after she buys all the CDs?

$\textbf{(A) }\ \frac15 \qquad\textbf{(B) }\ \frac13 \qquad\textbf{(C) }\ \frac25 \qquad\textbf{(D) }\ \frac23 \qquad\textbf{(E) }\ \frac45$

## Solution

Let $m =$ Brianna's money. We have $\frac15 m = \frac13 (\mbox{CDs}) \Rightarrow \frac35 m = (\mbox{CDs})$. Thus, the money left over is $m-\frac35m = \frac25m$, so the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(C) }\frac{2}{5}}$.

This was just a simple manipulation of the equation. No solving was needed!

## See also

 2005 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 4 Followed byProblem 6 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions
 2005 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 2 Followed byProblem 4 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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