2014 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 4

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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, \[2m+16b=2(4m+3b)=8m+6b\Rightarrow 10b=6m\Rightarrow m=\frac{10}{6}b=\text{(B) } \boxed{\frac{5}{3}b}\].

Video Solution

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See Also

2014 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 3
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Problem 5
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