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I buy 10 boxes of mangoes each box weighing 5 Kgs. I also buy 5 boxes of apples, each box weighing 10 Kgs. I pay a total of Rs. 281.90. I store them in a freezer and consume 1/2 a Kg every day. How long does it take me to finish all the fruits?

(A) 45 weeks (B) 44 3/5 weeks (C) 42 6/7 weeks (D) 43 3/7 weeks

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I buy 10 boxes of 10 Kg mangoes = 10 x 10 = 100 Kgs.
I buy 5 boxes of 10 Kg apples = 5 x 10 = 50 Kgs.
Total weight = 100 + 50 = 150 Kgs.
I consume 1/2 a Kg a day, therefore 150 Kgs will take me 300 days
(i.e, Day 1 I consume 1/2 a Kg, Day 2 I consume another half, 1/2 + 1/2 + 1 and so on...)
300 days = 300/7 weeks = 42 6/7 weeks.
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