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QHeftwhistle gave 30% of his socks to a sockless friend

Mr. Heftwhistle gave 30% of his socks to a sockless friend. Mr. Heftwhistle then decided to move to Florida where he would rarely need socks, so he gave 60% of the socks that remained to another friend who had a sock-loving pet. What percent of socks did Mr. Heftwhistle have left?


a) 10% b) 18% c) 28% d) 36% e) 40%

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#1JamikaAnswered at 2013-03-07 06:25:06
Mr. Heftwhistle gave 30% of his socks to a sockless friend. Mr. Heftwhistle then decided to move to Florida where he would rarely need socks, so he gave 60% of the socks that remained to another friend who had a sock-loving pet. What percent of socks did Mr. Heftwhistle have left? ---- Assume he started with x socks. --- After 1st giving he had 0.70x --- After 2nd giving he had 0.40(0.70)x = 0.28x =============================================== Cheers, Stan H. =============================================== a) 10% b) 18% c) 28% d) 36% e) 40%
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