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# Here's an easy one to boost your confidence : On a certain

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24 Nov 2005, 19:55
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Here's an easy one to boost your confidence :

On a certain day there were 1132 different issues traded on the New York Stock Exchange. There were 48 more issues showing an increase than showing a decline and no issues remained the same. How many issues suffered a decline?
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24 Nov 2005, 20:23
X = number of increased issues

X + (X-48) = 1132

2X = 1180

X = 590

X-48 = 542
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25 Nov 2005, 04:39

Issues decreased = X
Issues increased = 48 + X
Total issues = 1132

X + X = 48 = 1132
x = 542
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