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A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, 30% of which are silver. If the dealership receives a new shipment of 80 cars, 40% of which are not silver, what percentage of total number of cars are silver?

A. 35%
B. 37.5%
C. 45%
D. 47.5%
E. 50%
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Re: A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 23:00
Number of silver cars before shipment = 30% of 40 = 12
Number of silver cars after shipment = 60% of 80 = 48
Total number of silver cars out of 120 = 48+12 = 60, which is 50%
E is my answer.

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Re: A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 18:58
Capricorn369 wrote:
Number of silver cars before shipment = 30% of 40 = 12
Number of silver cars after shipment = 60% of 80 = 48
Total number of silver cars out of 120 = 48+12 = 60, which is 50%
E is my answer.

Cheers!


There is a typo in the question... It s said to be 40% of the 80 received that are silver and in your calculation you ve used 60%...
So i stucked at 36.67% which is none of the answers.

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Re: A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 01:11
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Capricorn369 wrote:
Number of silver cars before shipment = 30% of 40 = 12
Number of silver cars after shipment = 60% of 80 = 48
Total number of silver cars out of 120 = 48+12 = 60, which is 50%
E is my answer.

Cheers!


There is a typo in the question... It s said to be 40% of the 80 received that are silver and in your calculation you ve used 60%...
So i stucked at 36.67% which is none of the answers.

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No typo there. We are told that 40% of 80 cars are NOT silver, thus remaining 60% are silver.

A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, 30% of which are silver. If the dealership receives a new shipment of 80 cars, 40% of which are not silver, what percentage of total number of cars are silver?

A. 35%
B. 37.5%
C. 45%
D. 47.5%
E. 50%

The number of silver cars is 0.3*40+0.6*80=60, which is 60/(40+80)=1/2=50% of total number of cars.

Answer: E.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 01:25
Bunuel wrote:
R26 wrote:
Capricorn369 wrote:
Number of silver cars before shipment = 30% of 40 = 12
Number of silver cars after shipment = 60% of 80 = 48
Total number of silver cars out of 120 = 48+12 = 60, which is 50%
E is my answer.

Cheers!


There is a typo in the question... It s said to be 40% of the 80 received that are silver and in your calculation you ve used 60%...
So i stucked at 36.67% which is none of the answers.

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No typo there. We are told that 40% of 80 cars are NOT silver, thus remaining 60% are silver.

A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, 30% of which are silver. If the dealership receives a new shipment of 80 cars, 40% of which are not silver, what percentage of total number of cars are silver?

A. 35%
B. 37.5%
C. 45%
D. 47.5%
E. 50%

The number of silver cars is 0.3*40+0.6*80=60, which is 60/(40+80)=1/2=50% of total number of cars.

Answer: E.

Hope it's clear.


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Re: A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot,   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2012, 01:25
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