# Shopping 100 chocolates puzzle

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You must buy 100 Chocolates for exactly \$100, and purchase at least one Chocolates from each store.

• The first store charges 5 cents/Chocolates,
• The second charges \$1/Chocolates and
• The third charges \$5/Chocolates.

How many Chocolates should you buy from each store?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 28th April 2016 in

19 from 3rd  store
80 from 1st  store .
1 from 2nd  store

Yodha Expert Answered on 28th April 2016.

This is a ‘replica’ of the ‘Buying Eggs puzzle’… 🙂

Viji_Pinarayi Expert Answered on 28th April 2016.

We can solve it mathematically.
Let’s assume that  x,y,z chocolates from 1st, 2nd and 3rd stores respectively.

Now, 0.05x + y + 5z= 100
Which simplifies to x + 20y + 100z= 2000

Now, x + y +z = 100

Subtracting we get,
19y + 99z = 1900

y= 100- 99z/19

Now, Z= 19 only.
y=1
x=80

pandabouy Guru Answered on 18th May 2016.

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