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# A certain city with population of 132000 is divided into 11

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08 Nov 2005, 03:42
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A certain city with population of 132000 is divided into 11 voting districts. If no district is to have population greater than 10% of any other district, what is the minimum possible population that the least populated district can have?
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(A) 10700
(B) 10800
(c) 10900
(D) 11000
(E) 11,100
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08 Nov 2005, 04:21
D.

132000 = (10*1'1 + 1)x = 12x

x=11000
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08 Nov 2005, 04:29
jdtomatito wrote:
D.

132000 = (10*1'1 + 1)x = 12x

x=11000

Agreed D is the answer
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08 Nov 2005, 05:09
I was making it harder than it is. I was somehow duped into thinking that this is a sequence problem:
P1
P2=1.1P1
P3=(1.1)(1.1)P1
etc.

Thanks for setting me straight!
08 Nov 2005, 05:09
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