Exam-Style Question on Ratio
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Question id: 163. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper (specimen) for 2017. The use of a calculator is not allowed.
Promise is going to make some chocolate pyramids to sell.
The ingredients are chocolate, honey butter and cornflakes. The ingredients are mixed in the ratio \(5:2:3\) respectively.
(a) How much of each ingredient will she need to make 800g of the mixture?
Promise makes 3.2 kg of the mixture, from which she can make 80 chocolate pyramids.
She charges 70p for each pyramid and sells all 80 of them.
(b) How much profit does she make?
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