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Homework Help: Is it me being retarded or did ETS screw up again?

  1. Aug 14, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    K this is a question from GRE Testbook.

    At Blinky Burgers restaurant, two hamburgers and five orders of French fries cost the same as four hamburgers and two orders of French fries. If the restaurant charges $1.50 for a single order of French fries, how much does it charge for two hamburgers?

    2. Relevant equations
    Some Simultaneous Equation..
    3. The attempt at a solution
    X = Hamburgers
    Y = French Fries


    2X + 5Y = 4X + 2Y

    Substituting Y = 1.50

    2X + 7.5 = 4X + 3

    3.5 = 2X

    We are asked for the price of two hamburgers therefore, $3.50 is the answer


    Can you please tell me if my brain isn't working properly today, before I make a freakin' call to ETS today? Sorry about my tone, but I'm just pissed that these guys make the dumbest mistake as this, provided they really did.
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  3. Aug 14, 2007 #2


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    Because 7.5-3 is not equal to 3.5.
  4. Aug 14, 2007 #3
    It must be the Kegs and those shots of Jack Daniels I had yesterday.. Thanks
  5. Aug 14, 2007 #4


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    Could also be time to take a stress break. You sound a little overwrought.
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