milanproda wrote:

In 1999 Company X's gross profit was what percent of its revenue?

1- In 1999 Company X's gross profit was 1/3 of its expenses.

2- In 1999 Company X's expenses were 3/4 of its revenue.

Requests: If anyone has the time or will, please elaborate on how to set these equations up and whether plugging in numbers will work well on a problem like this. I originally picked B, but was not sure whether C was the correct answer. Turns up the correct answer is

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Thanks

To solve this problem we can consider below equation:

revenue - expenditure = profit,

we need to find out what percent of revenue was profit.

Option 1 : we know profit was 1/3 rd of expense so this information is sufficient to find out the ratio of revenue to profit

Option 2: Similar to option 1 we can find out.

So the answer is D.