On a Christmas day, Santa Claus has a collection of toffees in his bag. If he distributes 5 toffees to every child in group A, then he will be left with 2 toffees. And, if he distributes 4 toffees each to every child in group B, then he is left with 2 toffees. If the number of toffees is less than 40, then what is the total number of toffees with him?
  • a)
    14
  • b)
    18
  • c)
    22
  • d)
    26
  • e)
    30
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

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Faith Ariola
May 13, 2021
Group a has 4 children (4 children*5 toffees each = 20 toffees.. 22-20= 2 toffees left)

group b has 5 children (5 children*4 toffees each = 20 toffees.. 22-20= 2 toffees left)

therefore Santa Claus has 22 toffees

Group a has 4 children (4 children*5 toffees each = 20 toffees.. 22-20= 2 toffees left)group b has 5 children (5 children*4 toffees each = 20 toffees.. 22-20= 2 toffees left)therefore Santa Claus has 22 toffees
Group a has 4 children (4 children*5 toffees each = 20 toffees.. 22-20= 2 toffees left)group b has 5 children (5 children*4 toffees each = 20 toffees.. 22-20= 2 toffees left)therefore Santa Claus has 22 toffees