### RE: If the cost of one dozen of apples is $96 and the cost of 1 dozen of bananas is $36, then find the average cost of 18 apples and 18 bananas?

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If the cost of one dozen of apples is $96 and the cost of 1 dozen of bananas is $36, then find the average cost of 18 apples and 18 bananas?

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Your question was –

If the cost of one dozen of apples is $96 and the cost of 1 dozen of bananas is $36, then find the average cost of 18 apples and 18 bananas?

A few days ago I take part an exam where I have faced this GMAT questions and my answers option were –

a. $3

b. $8

c. $12

d. $5.5

e. None of the above

**I have answered as my Correct answer is = d**

**Because of this following Explanation:**

According to the question,

The cost of one dozen of apples = $96…..i

The cost of 1 dozen of bananas = $36….ii

We know hat, one dozen = 12 units

∴ From statement (i) we can say that, 12 apples = $96

∴ Cost of 1 apple = 96/12 = $8…iii

∴ Cost of 18 apples = 18*8 = $144…..iv

Similarly, from statement (ii) we can say that, 12 bananas = $36

∴ Cost of 1 banana = 36/12 = $3…..v

∴ Cost of 18 bananas = 18*3 = 54……vi

Hence, the total cost of 18 apples and 18 bananas = $144 + $54 = $198

But, we have to find the average cost of 18 apples and 18 bananas = 198/36 = 5.5

Hence, the correct answer is option d.

Hope you have got your answer.

Thanks.