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GRE Math Challenge #103-Mr. Gifford wishes to put 372 eggs

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GRE Math Challenge #103-Mr. Gifford wishes to put 372 eggs [#permalink] New post 15 May 2015, 11:47
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Mr. Gifford wishes to put 372 eggs into cartons that can hold 12 eggs each. If he has 50 empty cartons and completely fills as many of them as possible with the 327 eggs, how many of the cartons will remain empty?

(A) 12
(B) 15
(C) 19
(D) 28
(E) 31
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Re: GRE Math Challenge #103-Mr. Gifford wishes to put 372 eggs [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2017, 05:33
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Mr. Gifford wishes to put 372 eggs into cartons that can hold 12 eggs each. If he has 50 empty cartons and completely fills as many of them as possible with the 327 eggs, how many of the cartons will remain empty?

(A) 12
(B) 15
(C) 19
(D) 28
(E) 31


Here total eggs that can be filled in 50 cartons = 50 * 12 = 600

But Mr Gifford has only 372 eggs, so 600-372 = 228 places are left empty.

Since 1 cartoon holds = 12eggs

So 228 places will hold = \(\frac{228}{12}\)= 19 cartons
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Re: GRE Math Challenge #103-Mr. Gifford wishes to put 372 eggs [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2018, 02:36
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QUESTION HAS A TYPO OF 327 IN THE SECOND PART, PLS CORRECT IT. THANK YOU
Re: GRE Math Challenge #103-Mr. Gifford wishes to put 372 eggs   [#permalink] 11 Mar 2018, 02:36
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