The student council is making gift bags for a fund raiser. They have 105 bags, 150 pens, 115 notebooks, 330 pencils, and 190 highlighters. If each gift bag consists of one bag, 2 pens, 1 notebook, 3 pencils, and 2 highlighters, what is the greatest number of gift bags that can be made?

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2014-06-25T14:33:42+08:00
Solution:  divide the available items on hand with the items needed in each bag.


            105 bags / 1 = 105 gift bags maximum can be given
            150 pens / 2 = 75 gift bags maximum can be given       ANSWER
    115 notebooks / 1 = 115 gift bags maximum can be given 
         330 pencils / 3 = 110 gift bags maximum can be given
   190 highlighters / 2 = 95 gift bags maximum can be given

From what we did above, we are only allowed to give 75 gift bags since beyond this number, no more pens are available.

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