top button
Flag Notify
    Connect to us
      Site Registration

Site Registration

How much should you pay for a mixture of 1 pound of each of the four kinds?

0 votes
161 views

A mixed packet of nuts contains 1 pound of walnuts and 2 pounds of Brazil nuts. It costs exactly $2. A packet containing 4 pounds of filberts and 1 pound of walnuts costs $3. And for only $1.50, you can buy a mixed packet of 3 pounds of almonds, 1 pound of walnuts, and 1 pound of filberts.

How much should you pay for a mixture of 1 pound of each of the four kinds?

posted Aug 12, 2014 by Maninder Bath

Share this puzzle
Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button LinkedIn Share Button

1 Answer

0 votes

Although there is not enough information to say how much each individual nut costs, a pound of each type will cost you $2,-
Based on statement 2 and 3 it is clear that filberts cost $0.50 more than almonds.
If I take halve of the first statement I have 0.5 pound walnuts and 1 pound Brazil nuts for $1.00.
If I take half of the second statement I have 0.5 pound walnuts and 2 pound filberts for $1.50.
Combined is that 1 pound walnuts, 1 pound Brazil nuts, 2 pounds filberts for $2.50.
As 1 pound of filberts = 1 pound of almost + $0.50, I have 1 pound of all for $2.00.

answer Apr 20, 2015 by Jcm



Similar Puzzles
0 votes

Everyday a peasant must pay the king one pound of gold and leave it on a collection plate in front of his house. Every morning a guard comes by to make sure he has put a pound of gold on the plate. The king collects the gold every six days from the plate. If the peasant only has one six pound block of gold, how can he make only two parallel cuts and still follow the kings rules each day?

0 votes

The marked price of a shirt is Rs 1857/-.
A shopkeeper offers three successive of 5%, 15% and 25%.
How much will you have to pay finally?

0 votes

A owes B , Rs 1120 payable 2 years hence and B owes A , Rs 1081.50 payable 6 months hence. If they decide to settle their accounts forthwith by payment of ready money and the rate of interest be 6% per annum .

Who should pay and how much ?

0 votes

The marked price of a shirt is Rs 786.
A shopkeeper offers three successive discount of 5%, 10% and 15%.
How much will you have to pay, finally?

0 votes

Rate list of some liquids purchased by Rahul is -
Item.........Rate per litre.......Amount required in litres
Milk......20/-........5
Oil........80/-........1
Cream......120/-.......0.5
A shopping mall offers a discount of 10%,20% and 30% in the rate of following items. These discounts are given according to the demand of customer.
For getting maximum profit , Rahul will use 30% discount in which item and he will pay how much rupees to the shopkeeper ?

...