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At a garage sale, all of the prices of the items sold were different. If the price of a radio sold at the garage sale was both the 15th highest price and the 20th lowest price among the prices of the items sold, how many items were sold at the garage sale?

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At a garage sale, all of the prices of the items sold were different. If the price of a radio sold at the garage sale was both the 15th highest price and the 20th lowest price among the prices of the items sold, how many items were sold at the garage sale?

A. 33
B. 34
C. 35
D. 36
E. 37


If price of a radio is 15th highest and 20th lowest, than there are 14 items with price lower than Radio's price and 19 items with price higher than Radio's price.

Total items= 14+1+19= 34

B is the answer
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At a garage sale, all of the prices of the items sold were different. If the price of a radio sold at the garage sale was both the 15th highest price and the 20th lowest price among the prices of the items sold, how many items were sold at the garage sale?

A. 33
B. 34
C. 35
D. 36
E. 37


As the price of an item was BOTH 15th highest price and the 20th lowest price then # of items is: 15+20-1=34.

Answer: B.
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start the items with ascending prices

1,2,3,4,5......20th lowest and 15 highest, 14 highest ,13 highest.

this way would be more easy

so, 20 +14 more to go=34

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