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In a certain barter system, 1 sack of rice can be traded for

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In a certain barter system, 1 sack of rice can be traded for [#permalink] New post 27 May 2018, 12:16
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In a certain barter system, 1 sack of rice can be traded for 2.5 pounds of beans or \(\frac{1}{3}\) of a bushel of tomatoes.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The number of sacks of rice equivalent to 1 pound of beans
The number of sacks of rice equivalent to 1 bushel of tomatoes


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: In a certain barter system, 1 sack of rice can be traded for [#permalink] New post 27 May 2018, 13:07
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Explanation

If 1 sack of rice is worth \(\frac{1}{3}\) of a bushel of tomatoes, buying the whole bushel would require 3 sacks of rice.

Quantity B is equal to 3.

The math is a bit tougher in Quantity A, but no calculation is really required—if a sack trades for 2.5 pounds of beans, a single pound of beans is worth less than a sack of rice. Quantity A is less than 1.

Hence option B is correct!
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Re: In a certain barter system, 1 sack of rice can be traded for [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2018, 00:32
Absolutely:

1 sac of rice is cheaper than 1 Bushel of tomatoes cos 1/3 bushel of tomatos are would require 3 sac of rice.

For option A

we can logically derive that 1 sac of rice is need to buy 2.5 pounds of beans but the option A states that we simply need 1 pound of beans therefore the less tha 1 sac of rice is required to buy 1 pound of bean.

One need to ask, what is cheap compared to rice.

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