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<math>\frac{3}{5} * \frac{2}{3} + \frac{2}{5} * \frac{3}{4} = \frac{2}{5} + \frac{3}{10} = \frac{7}{10} = 70\%</math>, which is <math>E</math>
 
<math>\frac{3}{5} * \frac{2}{3} + \frac{2}{5} * \frac{3}{4} = \frac{2}{5} + \frac{3}{10} = \frac{7}{10} = 70\%</math>, which is <math>E</math>
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Latest revision as of 22:08, 23 November 2020

Problem

A flower bouquet contains pink roses, red roses, pink carnations, and red carnations. One third of the pink flowers are roses, three fourths of the red flowers are carnations, and six tenths of the flowers are pink. What percent of the flowers are carnations?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 15\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 30\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 40\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 60\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 70$

Solution

We are given that $\frac{6}{10} = \frac{3}{5}$ of the flowers are pink, so we know $\frac{2}{5}$ of the flowers are red.

Since $\frac{1}{3}$ of the pink flowers are roses, $\frac{2}{3}$ of the pink flowers are carnations.

We are given that $\frac{3}{4}$ of the red flowers are carnations.

The number of carnations are

$\frac{3}{5} * \frac{2}{3} + \frac{2}{5} * \frac{3}{4} = \frac{2}{5} + \frac{3}{10} = \frac{7}{10} = 70\%$, which is $E$

Video Solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vf843cvVzo?t=290 (problem 3 starts at 4:50)

~sugar_rush

See also

2013 AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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