The mad hatter wishes to by some cases of tea. He has 200 gold coins and a case of 500 tea bags costs 15 gold coins. How many cases of tea can he buy?

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Feb 9, 2017

Answer:

The mad hatter can buy #<= 13# cases of tea, if he has 200 gold coins.

Explanation:

Note: the number of bags of tea in a case is irrelevant to this question.

#15" gold coins" = 1 " case"#

#rarr 1" gold coin" = 1/15" cases"#
#color(white)("XXX")#(temporally assume fractional case purchases are possible)

#rarr 200" gold coins" =200/15" cases" = 13 1/3" cases"#

If it is only possible to buy complete cases, #200# gold coins would allow the purchase of at most #13# cases.