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# From May 1 to May 30 in the same year, the balance in a

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From May 1 to May 30 in the same year, the balance in a [#permalink]  13 Mar 2007, 22:01
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From May 1 to May 30 in the same year, the balance in a checking account increased. What was the balance in the checking account on May 30?

(1) If, during this period of time, the increase in the balance in the checking account had been 12 percent, then the balance in the account on May 30 would have been \$504.

(2) During this period of time, the increase in the balance in the checking account was 8 percent.

I think the answer is C.

But the OA is A.

Isn't the OA wrong?

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I agree with your answer... I dunno how come OA is A (could be a mistake)

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A is correct [#permalink]  14 Mar 2007, 15:13
A is correct

12% increase caused it to be 504
so, u have the checking balance on may 30

BUT with

statement 2, u cannot find out what wud be the balance on may 30
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OA is A??? Why? Do they have some sort of explanation?
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Re: A is correct [#permalink]  14 Mar 2007, 15:55
smiley77 wrote:
A is correct

12% increase caused it to be 504
so, u have the checking balance on may 30

BUT with

statement 2, u cannot find out what wud be the balance on may 30

But 1st statement begins with "if"... It does not say that's what actually happened...
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Re: A is correct [#permalink]  14 Mar 2007, 17:56
linau wrote:
smiley77 wrote:
A is correct

12% increase caused it to be 504
so, u have the checking balance on may 30

BUT with

statement 2, u cannot find out what wud be the balance on may 30

But 1st statement begins with "if"... It does not say that's what actually happened...

Yeah..that's why I think it should be C. That "if"..

There's no explanation...just the answer. Well..I've seen a couple of mistakes in the answers so I guess it's just another mistake...
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i agree

i think if is the keyword
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Ya this prob. sucks. Since we aren't suppose to assume ANYTHING. Then theres no way it should be A. the IF is the key indicator that this didn't happen, but IF it did, it would look like this.

B obviously is insuff. b/c it doesnt tell us any value, just a %. Both together make sense.

I just hope there isnt a crappy question come the real GMAT day. Cause I wouldve picked C.
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