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# A jewelry dealer initially offered a bracelet for sale at an

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A jewelry dealer initially offered a bracelet for sale at an [#permalink]  21 Mar 2008, 23:32
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22. A jewelry dealer initially offered a bracelet for sale at an asking price that would give a profit to the dealer of 40 percent of the original cost. What was the original cost of the bracelet?
(1) After reducing this asking price by 10 percent, the jewelry dealer sold the bracelet at a profit of $403. (2) The jewelry dealer sold the bracelet for$1,953.

Pls explain. The answer I got is D but OA says A. Why Statement 2 is not sufficient?
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Re: 1000DS: Section 1 Question 22 [#permalink]  21 Mar 2008, 23:36
jimmylow wrote:
22. A jewelry dealer initially offered a bracelet for sale at an asking price that would give a profit to the dealer of 40 percent of the original cost. What was the original cost of the bracelet?
(1) After reducing this asking price by 10 percent, the jewelry dealer sold the bracelet at a profit of $403. (2) The jewelry dealer sold the bracelet for$1,953.

Pls explain. The answer I got is D but OA says A. Why Statement 2 is not sufficient?

Do you see the difference btw the 1 and the 2? the 2 has no connection with "asking price", that is why you cannot know what the "asking price" is?
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Re: 1000DS: Section 1 Question 22 [#permalink]  21 Mar 2008, 23:40
sondenso wrote:
Do you see the difference btw the 1 and the 2? the 2 has no connection with "asking price", that is why you cannot know what the "asking price" is?

So, what the jewelry dealer sold for may not be the asking price? Am I right to say this?
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Re: 1000DS: Section 1 Question 22   [#permalink] 21 Mar 2008, 23:40
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