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A pantry holds x cans of beans, twice as many cans of soup,

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A pantry holds x cans of beans, twice as many cans of soup, [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2018, 03:15
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A pantry holds x cans of beans, twice as many cans of soup, and half as many cans of tomato paste as there are cans of beans. If there are no other cans in the pantry, which of the following could be the total number of cans in the pantry?

Indicate two such numbers.

A. 6
B. 7
C. 36
D. 45
E. 63
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Re: A pantry holds x cans of beans, twice as many cans of soup, [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2018, 21:29
From question stem,

x+2x+0.5x = total number of cans in the pantry
3.5x is the total number of cans in the pantry.

Equate each ans choice with 3.5x only option B and E gives integer value for x.

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Re: A pantry holds x cans of beans, twice as many cans of soup, [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2018, 22:01
the cans will be x+2x+0.5x
thus using the option we can check which is divisible by 3.5 to obtain x
Re: A pantry holds x cans of beans, twice as many cans of soup,   [#permalink] 31 Aug 2018, 22:01
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