If pencils sell at 6 for 59 cents how many pencils can be bought for 2.95

We already know from the given data that 6 pencils can be bought for 59 cents. We have to determine the number of pencils that can be bought for $2.95.
So
Price of 6 pencils = 59 cents.
Price of 1 pencil = (59/6) cents
                           = 9.83 cents
Now total amount in hand for buying pencils = $2.95
                                                                       = 295 cents
Then the number of pencils that can be bought for 295 cents = (295/9.83)
                                                                                                   = 30.01
So the maximum number of pencils that can be bought for $2.95 is 30 pencils.


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