Instructions

Study the following information to answer these questions.

A blacksmith has five iron articles A, B, C, D and E each having a different weight.
(i) Aweighs twice as much as B
(ii) Bweighs four and a half times as much as C
(iii) C weighs half as much as D
(iv) D weighs half as much as E
(v) E weighs less than A but more than C

Question 33

Which of the following articles is the heaviest in weight?

Solution

Let the weight of C be c units.
From the given data, we can plot the weights as:
a = 9c, b = 4.5c, d = 2c, e = 4c

Hence, the descending order in weight is: A, B, E, D, C 


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