# Difference between revisions of "2014 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 4"

## Problem

Susie pays for $4$ muffins and $3$ bananas. Calvin spends twice as much paying for $2$ muffins and $16$ bananas. A muffin is how many times as expensive as a banana? $\textbf {(A) } \frac{3}{2} \qquad \textbf {(B) } \frac{5}{3} \qquad \textbf {(C) } \frac{7}{4} \qquad \textbf {(D) } 2 \qquad \textbf {(E) } \frac{13}{4}$

## Solution

Let $m$ be the cost of a muffin and $b$ be the cost of a banana. From the given information, $$2m+16b=2(4m+3b)=8m+6b\Rightarrow 10b=6m\Rightarrow m=\frac{10}{6}b=\text{(B) } \boxed{\frac{5}{3}b}$$.

## See Also

 2014 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 3 Followed byProblem 5 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

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