# You have \$1.00 to take 100 people to the movies. It costs: 1 cent for 10 child

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Nancy Thornburgposted 11 years ago

You have \$1.00 to take 100 people to the movies.  It costs:  1 cent for 10 children, 3 cents for...

each woman, 5 cents for each man. You have to take at least one of each category of people.  Your answer has to add up to exactly 100 people and exactly \$1.00. How many men, women, and children can you take?

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Londonerposted 11 years ago

\$1 is 100 cents.

We will need to take 80 children (8 x 1 cent = 8 cents) and
4 women (4 x 3 cents = 12 cents).
This leaves us with 100 - (8+12) = 80 cents.
We use this money to take men: 80 / 5 cents = 16 men.

So in the end we take 80 + 4 + 16 = 100 people and we pay for them 8 + 12 + 80 = 100 cents which is \$1.

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t.eliaposted 11 years ago

10 children = 1 cent

1 woman    =  3 cents (3 x 10)   =  30 children

1 man        =  5 cents (5 x 10)   =  50 children

50 + 30  =  80 children  =  8 cents

100 cents - 8 cents = 92 cents

So that leaves 20 people  and 92 cents to cover

One of the multiples of 3 has to end in a "2" as its impossible for a multiple of 5 to end in a "2"

3 x 4 = 12 (women = 4)

92 - 12 = 80

80 / 5 = 16 (men = 16)

Therefore;

80 children  =  8 cents

4  women    =  12 cents

16 men       =  80 cents
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100ppl             100 cents

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