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A certain student sold exactly 40% of all the tickets sold

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A certain student sold exactly 40% of all the tickets sold for a raffle and exactly 10% of all tickets won prizes in raffle.If each ticket could win a maximum of one prize ,how many tickets did student win?
1. Student sold 3 winning tickets.
2.there were 25 prizes in raffle.
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Re: Arithmetic! [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2011, 11:45
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A certain student sold exactly 40% of all the tickets sold for a raffle and exactly 10% of all tickets won prizes in raffle.If each ticket could win a maximum of one prize ,how many tickets did student win?
1. Student sold 3 winning tickets.
2.there were 25 prizes in raffle.


Is the question:
how many tickets did student sell?

1.
Sold 3 winning tickets doesn't give us any indication how much he sold.
If
Total=100; He sold=40; 3 won
Total=50; He sold=20; 3 won

Not Sufficient.

2.
25 prizes and we are given that prizes=10%
Thus total=25*10=250
He sold=0.4*250=100
Sufficient.

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Re: Arithmetic! [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2011, 10:49
is the question
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how many tickets did student sell?
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Re: Arithmetic! [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 11:45
as fluke stated; B if the question asked for the amount sold by the student.
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