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A hotel purchased some knives, peelers and chopping boards from the wholesale market.

A knife was priced at $6.50, a peeler at $5.20 and a chopping board at $11.40

The ratio of the number of peelers to the total number of items is 5 : 11.

There were 22 chopping boards and 26 knives.

(a) Find the ratio of the number of chopping boards to the total number of items.

(b) Find the total amount spent by the hotel to buy all the 3 items.



Notes to students:

  1. If the question above has parts, (e.g. (a) and (b)), given that the answer for part (a) is 10 and the answer for part (b) is 12, give your answer as:10,12
  2. If your answer is a ratio, leave it as a:b
  3. Round off your answer to 2 decimal places.


The correct answer is : 1:4,627.80
(a)____, (b) $____