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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 01:55
I thought D was a trap...Thinking too much i guess :P
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 19:05
Hey Vignes,

Not sure about your question. We're not assuming anything. We're trying to find something that explains the discrepancy, which is that somehow, the association gave away gifts worth the exact amount of the relevant pledges, but ended up making money. The only thing that could explain this is that the charity itself DID NOT pay retail price for the gifts (even though they were WORTH the exact value of the pledge).

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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 14:03
Thank you Tommy. I was thinking too much when answering this question.... ;)
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 01:41
Can someone tell why A is wrong.. .because if the cost of the article has been inflated by adding the cost of postage, then naturally, it will be like

Total cost of goods = actual cost + cost of postage ( this is just inflation ) = total pledge

so out flow for procuring goods will not include the cost of postage because no cost is incurred for postage
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 13:19
D for me. . .
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 08:18
+1 D
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 11:40
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I thought D was a trap...Thinking too much i guess :P


D was a trap in that it wanted you to think it was a trap! Tricky.

I went with D as a first reaction and stuck with it.
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2011, 00:04
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Thanks TommyWallach,
Now its very clear


"total money raised from pledges accounted for a larger dollar amount than the amount organizers had paid for all the free gifts."



think about that they may have bought all the gifts at a discount from wholesaller.

Anything that gives you a clue how they received (for free or paid) that "gifts" cheaper have to attract your attention.


If there was ans. choice like the one Pkit assumes then, I think, it would prevail over D which is the OA.
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 06:37
i have a question, if the gifts are not paid for , how can we say "amount paid for" even if it is $0? usually, IMO you say the gifts are free . Ex:- a question like "how much did u pay for those shirts?" should have the answer "i didn't pay for those" or "i got them for free" . i can't say "i paid $0" can i? is it correct formally??
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 11:15
D. Easy one.
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2011, 19:33
Please move this to the resolve the paradox thread

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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 23:00
The answer is D.
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 20 May 2011, 06:46
D it is.
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Re: Pledge [#permalink] New post 20 May 2011, 08:31
d

because avg price of gift goes down when free gifts are added, but pledge amount remains same..
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