Hi Sunny

Using UTM for this question?

Mr Lim spent $1496 on some comics and dictionaries altogether. The number of comics bought to the number of dictionaries bought was in the ratio of 3 : 2. A dictionary cost $4 more than a comic. The total cost of the comics was 20% more than the total cost of the dictionaries. Find the cost of a dictionary.

February 24, 2009 1:53 PM

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The concept used for this question is propotion concept. The solution is as follows:

Using UTM for this question?

Mr Lim spent $1496 on some comics and dictionaries altogether. The number of comics bought to the number of dictionaries bought was in the ratio of 3 : 2. A dictionary cost $4 more than a comic. The total cost of the comics was 20% more than the total cost of the dictionaries. Find the cost of a dictionary.

February 24, 2009 1:53 PM

From the desk of Sunny Tan ... ...

The concept used for this question is propotion concept. The solution is as follows:

## 3 comments:

Is this a primary school question?

I tried using algebra to solve, what is the answer?

Hi,

The answer is 20

Thanks for highlighting. 34 refer to number of dictionaries. The cost of dictionary is $20.

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