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5 boxes are
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in a stack by weight from lightest to heaviest. The heaviest box weighs x kg and then [strike]next[/strike]heaviest weighs x less than the
Edit: heaviest
box and the next heaviest box weighs x−x less than the next heaviest, and so on. If the heaviest box weighs 10kg, approximately what percent less weight is the lightest box than the heaviest one?

A 30
B 40
C 50
D 60
E 70
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
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5 boxes are placed in a stack by weight from lightest to heaviest. The heaviest box weighs x kg and then next heaviest weighs x less than the heaviest box and the next heaviest box weighs x−x less than the next heaviest, and so on. If the heaviest box weighs 10kg, approximately what percent less weight is the lightest box than the heaviest one?

A 30
B 40
C 50
D 60
E 70

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA = 30 = A


The question is as it appeared in my test.
I was unable to understand the question - what is it trying to say
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manulath wrote:
5 boxes are placed in a stack by weight from lightest to heaviest. The heaviest box weighs x kg and then next heaviest weighs x less than the heaviest box and the next heaviest box weighs x−x less than the next heaviest, and so on. If the heaviest box weighs 10kg, approximately what percent less weight is the lightest box than the heaviest one?

A 30
B 40
C 50
D 60
E 70

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA = 30 = A


From where did you got this problem. you seem to type wrong.
x - x = 0, then weight is 0
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manulath wrote:
5 boxes are placed in a stack by weight from lightest to heaviest. The heaviest box weighs x kg and then next heaviest weighs x less than the heaviest box and the next heaviest box weighs x−x less than the next heaviest, and so on. If the heaviest box weighs 10kg, approximately what percent less weight is the lightest box than the heaviest one?

A 30
B 40
C 50
D 60
E 70


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