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At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
06 Aug 2008, 10:48

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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?

Re: sales representatives :Problem Solving [#permalink]
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%

Re: sales representatives :Problem Solving [#permalink]
06 Aug 2008, 11:21

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]
17 May 2013, 05:35

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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.

Re: At Company X senior sales representatives visit the home [#permalink]
15 Oct 2013, 01:56

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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:

(30-20)/20 = 50%

gmatclubot

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