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# In a certain warehouse, 60 % of the packages weigh less than

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In a certain warehouse, 60 % of the packages weigh less than [#permalink]  08 Apr 2006, 16:03
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In a certain warehouse, 60 % of the packages weigh less than 75 lbs, and a total of 48 packages weigh less than 25 lbs. If 80% of the packages weigh at least 25 pounds, howmany packages weigh at least 25 lbs but less than 75 lbs.

a)8
b)64
c)96
d)102
e)144

no typo this time
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Re: PS OMG Packages everywhere !!! [#permalink]  08 Apr 2006, 16:32
NTLancer wrote:
In a certain warehouse, 60 % of the packages weigh less than 75 lbs, and a total of 48 packages weigh less than 25 lbs. If 80% of the packages weigh at least 25 pounds, howmany packages weigh at least 25 lbs but less than 75 lbs.

a)8
b)64
c)96
d)102
e)144

no typo this time

less than 75 lbs = 60%
at least 25 lbs = 80%
25 lbs or less than 25 lbs = 20% which equivalant = 48 packages
so 100% = 240

at least 25 lbs but less than 75 lbs = 40%
no of packages that weigh at least 25 lbs but less than 75 lbs = 40% of 240 = 96.
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you got it ... OA is C) 96
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Re: PS OMG Packages everywhere !!! [#permalink]  09 Apr 2006, 11:30
(8/10)x = 48 + (6/10)x Solve for x
x=240

(6/10)240 = 144 Total packages that weigh less than 75 pounds

We know 48 packages weigh less than 25 pounds so subtract those from 144. 144-48=96 packages
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Re: PS OMG Packages everywhere !!! [#permalink]  09 Apr 2006, 11:35
Professor wrote:
NTLancer wrote:
In a certain warehouse, 60 % of the packages weigh less than 75 lbs, and a total of 48 packages weigh less than 25 lbs. If 80% of the packages weigh at least 25 pounds, howmany packages weigh at least 25 lbs but less than 75 lbs.

a)8
b)64
c)96
d)102
e)144

no typo this time

less than 75 lbs = 60%
at least 25 lbs = 80%
25 lbs or less than 25 lbs = 20% which equivalant = 48 packages
so 100% = 240

at least 25 lbs but less than 75 lbs = 40%
no of packages that weigh at least 25 lbs but less than 75 lbs = 40% of 240 = 96.

Prof you rock
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hehe indeed he does
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