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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Arithmetic tagged by: BTGmoderatorRO ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## Arithmetic Wonka Bars sell for$1 each. Willy Wonka also accepts three Wonka Bar wrappers in exchange for a Wonka Bar. Violet has $8 and Veruca has$7. If they decide to pool their money together, buy the maximum possible number of Wonka bars and split the bars equally between them, how many Wonka bars will Veruca have?

A) 10
B) 11
C) 15
D) 20
E) 22

OA is B
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Wonka Bars sell for $1 each. Willy Wonka also accepts three Wonka Bar wrappers in exchange for a Wonka Bar. Violet has$8 and Veruca has $7. If they decide to pool their money together, buy the maximum possible number of Wonka bars and split the bars equally between them, how many Wonka bars will Veruca have? A) 10 B) 11 C) 15 D) 20 E) 22 OA is B I want an Expert to do a breakdown of this question. A contribution will be highly appreciated. Hi Roland2rule, Let's take a look at your question. Voilet and Veruca have a combined total of$15.
Each Wonka bar cost $1. Therefore, they can get 15 wonka bars. Now, 15 Wonka bars will generate 15 wrappers. 3 wrappers can be exchanged with 1 Wonka bar. Therefore, using 15 wrappers they can get 5 wonka bars. Now these 5 Wonka bars will generate another 5 wrappers. Using 3 of the wrappers they will get 1 wonka bar. 2 wrappers already left + 1 more wrapper of the last Wonkabar will make 3 wrappers again to get 1 more wonka bar. Hence, total Wonkabars they got = 15 + 5 + 1 + 1 = 22 Voilet and Veruca are splitting the bars equally between them, so Veruca will get 11 bars. Therefore, Option B is correct. Hope it helps. I am available if you'd like any follow up. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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