Retail Therapy.....

@nick17 (107)
India
February 7, 2007 7:31am CST
A shopper bought a single item at each of three successive stalls in the covered market. Each time she spent 2/3 of what sha had and yet at the end she still had 50p left for her bus fare home. How much had she started off with??
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@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
Not exactly sure what 50p is .... I work in either canadian or US currency, but to simplify ... Work backwards. If she had 50p left, backup one shop from there. 3rd shop - spent 2/3 her money .. she started at this point with 50p, so before she made her purchase at this stall, she had 150p ... since 2/3's of that would be the 50p she had left afterwards. 2nd shop - spent 2/3 her money .. she started at this point with 150p, so before she made her purchase at this stall, she had 450p ... since 2/3's of that would be the 150p she entered stall the 3rd shop with. 1st shop - spent 2/3 her money ... she started at this point with 450p, so before she made her purchase at this stall, she had 1350p ... since 2/3's of that would be the 450p she entered the 2nd shop with. So she began the day with 1350p, however much that is in total in that currency.
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@nick17 (107)
• India
7 Feb 07
you are absolutely right it is 13.50 my dear bye tc