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From 1994 to 1995, the revenue of a company increased x

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From 1994 to 1995, the revenue of a company increased x percent. From 1995 to 1996, the revenue decreased y percent. Is the revenue in 1996 greater that that in 1994?
1). y<9<10<x
2). 5<y<x<15
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joemama142000 wrote:
From 1994 to 1995, the revenue of a company increased x percent. From 1995 to 1996, the revenue decreased y percent. Is the revenue in 1996 greater that that in 1994?
1). y<9<10<x
2). 5<y<x<15


looks like E to me

it depends on if Revenue 94 is below 100 or above 100
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I think the answer should be A .

B is insufficient .
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also think A) is sufficient
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the oa is A,

can you guys elaborate? thanks
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New post 06 Mar 2006, 17:35
joemama142000 wrote:
the oa is A,

can you guys elaborate? thanks


yes its A.

No matter what Revenue 94 is

least rev 96 = [ Rev 94 x (91/100) x (110/100)] + an infinitessimally small amount

x>10 therefore 110/100 will only increase as x ---> infinity

also (100-y)/100 will only increase as y ----> 0

hence A is suff.
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hah, arrived at A by myself! :lol:
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