GMAT Question of the Day

October 16, 2009

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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

A certain store sold pens for $0.35 each and pencils for $0.25 each. If a customer purchased both pens and pencils from the store for a total of $2.50, what total number of pens and pencils did the customer purchase?
(A) 8
(B) 9
(C) 10
(D) 11
(E) 12


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