# How many did he actually buy?

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Johnny, despite his mother's objections, spent his whole allowance of \$2.16 (\$2.00, with 16 cents left from last week) on bubble gum. If the pieces of gum had been a penny cheaper, he would have received three more pieces than he did.
How many did he actually buy?

posted Jan 18, 2016

He actually bought 24 bubble gums @ 9 penny apiece. At 8 penny, he could have bought 27 bubble gums

24 gums @ 9 cents each. He would have got 27 gums @ 8 cents if gum costed one penny less...

answer Jan 19, 2016 by anonymous

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