# Difference between revisions of "2011 AIME II Problems/Problem 1"

## Problem

Gary purchased a large beverage, but only drank $m/n$ of it, where $m$ and $n$ are relatively prime positive integers. If he had purchased half as much and drunk twice as much, he would have wasted only $2/9$ as much beverage. Find $m+n$.

## Solution

Let $x$ be the fraction consumed, then $(1-x)$ is the fraction wasted. We have $\frac{1}{2} - 2x =\frac{2}{9} (1-x)$, or $9 - 36x = 4 - 4x$, or $32x = 5$ or $x = 5/32$. Therefore, $m + n = 5 + 32 = \boxed{037}$.