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At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
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At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home office once every 30 days, and junior sales representatives visit the home office once every 20 days. The number of visits that a junior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent greater than the number of visits that a senior representative makes in the same period?
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06 Aug 2008, 10:52
chan4312 wrote:
At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home office once every 30 days, and junior sales representatives visit the home office once every 20 days. The number of visits that a junior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent greater than the number of visits that a senior representative makes in the same period? A. 10% B. 25% C. 33% D. 50% E. 67%
junionrs 365*2 /20 ~ 36 seniors 365*2 /30 ~ 24
3-2/3 *100 = 33%
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Re: sales representatives :Problem Solving [#permalink]
06 Aug 2008, 11:02
x2suresh wrote:
chan4312 wrote:
At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home office once every 30 days, and junior sales representatives visit the home office once every 20 days. The number of visits that a junior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent greater than the number of visits that a senior representative makes in the same period? A. 10% B. 25% C. 33% D. 50% E. 67%
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chan4312 wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
chan4312 wrote:
At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home office once every 30 days, and junior sales representatives visit the home office once every 20 days. The number of visits that a junior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent greater than the number of visits that a senior representative makes in the same period? A. 10% B. 25% C. 33% D. 50% E. 67%
junionrs 365*2 /20 ~ 36 seniors 365*2 /30 ~ 24
3-2/3 *100 = 33%
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No..That is not the correct answer..Try again.
Suresh: Read the Question properly... Read the question properly Read the question properly 3-2/2 *100 = 50%
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Re: sales representatives :Problem Solving [#permalink]
06 Aug 2008, 17:14
chan4312 wrote:
At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home office once every 30 days, and junior sales representatives visit the home office once every 20 days. The number of visits that a junior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent greater than the number of visits that a senior representative makes in the same period? A. 10% B. 25% C. 33% D. 50% E. 67%
Re: At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
17 May 2013, 04:48
Hi Can anyone help me with the other version of the question where the answer will be 33%. I was trapped. But i am confused in the wording of the question. I suppose we are asked to calculate the change between each...
Re: At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
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Hi Can anyone help me with the other version of the question where the answer will be 33%. I was trapped. But i am confused in the wording of the question. I suppose we are asked to calculate the change between each...
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If the question were: "The number of visits that a senior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent smaller than the number of visits that a junior representative makes in the same period?", then the answer would 33%: (36-24)/36=1/3=~33%.
When asked "a is what percent greater/smaller than b" always put b in the denominator: (a-b)/b*100.
Re: At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
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fozzzy wrote:
Senior is \(\frac{1}{30}\) Junior is \(\frac{1}{20}\)
for a 2 year period ( senior) 2/30 >> \(\frac{1}{15}\) for a 2 year period ( Junior) 2/20 >> \(\frac{1}{10}\)
To find Junior - senior / senior * 100
{1/10} - {1/15}/ {1/15} * 100
= 50 percent
Responding to a pm:
When you say Senior is 1/30, what do you mean by it? It is the rate of visit. The time of visit is 30 days. The rate is 1/30. Similarly, the rate of visit for junior is 1/20. The 2 yrs has no significance in this case. The rate stays the same for every time interval.
Re: At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
20 Aug 2014, 01:09
Bunuel wrote:
Archit143 wrote:
Hi Can anyone help me with the other version of the question where the answer will be 33%. I was trapped. But i am confused in the wording of the question. I suppose we are asked to calculate the change between each...
Archit
If the question were: "The number of visits that a senior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent smaller than the number of visits that a junior representative makes in the same period?", then the answer would 33%: (36-24)/36=1/3=~33%.
When asked "a is what percent greater/smaller than b" always put b in the denominator: (a-b)/b*100.
Hope it helps.
I got the answer to this question correct, but the above has confused me a bit.
In the question, I treated Junior as A and Senior as B, therefore (A-B)/B = (36-24)/24 = 50%.
But in the above you say that if it were the percent that senior was smaller than junior, it would be (36-24)/36 as "When asked "a is what percent greater/smaller than b" always put b in the denominator: (a-b)/b*100".
So if Senior is then A and Junior then B, would it not be 24-36/36?
Re: At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
20 Aug 2014, 01:44
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JaredL wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Archit143 wrote:
Hi Can anyone help me with the other version of the question where the answer will be 33%. I was trapped. But i am confused in the wording of the question. I suppose we are asked to calculate the change between each...
Archit
If the question were: "The number of visits that a senior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent smaller than the number of visits that a junior representative makes in the same period?", then the answer would 33%: (36-24)/36=1/3=~33%.
When asked "a is what percent greater/smaller than b" always put b in the denominator: (a-b)/b*100.
Hope it helps.
I got the answer to this question correct, but the above has confused me a bit.
In the question, I treated Junior as A and Senior as B, therefore (A-B)/B = (36-24)/24 = 50%.
But in the above you say that if it were the percent that senior was smaller than junior, it would be (36-24)/36 as "When asked "a is what percent greater/smaller than b" always put b in the denominator: (a-b)/b*100".
So if Senior is then A and Junior then B, would it not be 24-36/36?
It's switched to get positive result. _________________
At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
26 Sep 2014, 10:16
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
When you say Senior is 1/30, what do you mean by it? It is the rate of visit. The time of visit is 30 days. The rate is 1/30. Similarly, the rate of visit for junior is 1/20. The 2 yrs has no significance in this case. The rate stays the same for every time interval.
{1/20} - {1/30}/ {1/30} * 100 = 50%
YOu're the best Karishma!!
I performed a lengthy calculation, though not really performed the multiples and divisions but left the big numbers there for cancelations, and also realized that the number of year (1 year or 2 or whatever) does not mean anything. The rate is the same, so this question is as simple as:
At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
22 Aug 2015, 05:23
chan4312 wrote:
At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home office once every 30 days, and junior sales representatives visit the home office once every 20 days. The number of visits that a junior sales representative makes in a 2-year period is approximately what percent greater than the number of visits that a senior representative makes in the same period?
A. 10% B. 25% C. 33% D. 50% E. 67%
number visits by seniors=730/30 and number of visits by juniors = 730/2 the difference is 73/6 (diff/no of visits by seniors) *100 = 50%
note that you can assume any variable; it gives the same answer x/30 and x/20 diff = x/60 yet, you arrive at the same answer.
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