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Last year, a certain company began manufacturing product X and sold every unit of product X that it produced. Last year the company's total expenses for manufacturing product X were equal to $100,000 plus 5 percent of the company's total revenue from all units of product X sold. If the company made a profit on product X last year, did the company sell more than 21,000 units of product X last year?

(1) The company's total revenue from the sale of product X last year was greater than $110,000.
(2) For each unit of product X sold last year, the company's revenue was $5.
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Last year, a certain company began manufacturing product X and sold every unit of product X that it produced. Last year the company's total expenses for manufacturing product X were equal to $100,000 plus 5 percent of the company's total revenue from all units of product X sold. If the company made a profit on product X last year, did the company sell more than 21,000 units of product X last year?

Since the company made a profit, then R-(100,000+0.05R)>0 --> R>2,000,000/19=~105,000.

(1) The company's total revenue from the sale of product X last year was greater than $110,000 --> R>110,000. Its possible that company sold just one unit for say $120,000 or 120,000 units for $1. Not sufficient.

(2) For each unit of product X sold last year, the company's revenue was $5. If total of n units were sold, then the total revenue would be $5n, so R=5n --> 5n>2,000,000/19 --> n>400,00/19>21,000. Sufficient.

Answer: B.
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Last year, a certain company began manufacturing product X and sold every unit of product X that it produced. Last year the company's total expenses for manufacturing product X were equal to $100,000 plus 5 percent of the company's total revenue from all units of product X sold. If the company made a profit on product X last year, did the company sell more than 21,000 units of product X last year?

Since the company made a profit, then R-(100,000+0.05R)>0 --> R>2,000,000/19=~105,000.

(1) The company's total revenue from the sale of product X last year was greater than $110,000 --> R>110,000. Its possible that company sold just one unit for say $120,000 or 120,000 units for $1. Not sufficient.

(2) For each unit of product X sold last year, the company's revenue was $5. If total of n units were sold, then the total revenue would be $5n, so R=5n --> 5n>2,000,000/19 --> n>400,00/19>21,000. Sufficient.

Answer: B.



I understand how you came up with R-(100,000+0.05R)>0 but how did you go about creating the equation R>2,000,000/19=~105,000.

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Bunuel wrote:
Last year, a certain company began manufacturing product X and sold every unit of product X that it produced. Last year the company's total expenses for manufacturing product X were equal to $100,000 plus 5 percent of the company's total revenue from all units of product X sold. If the company made a profit on product X last year, did the company sell more than 21,000 units of product X last year?

Since the company made a profit, then R-(100,000+0.05R)>0 --> R>2,000,000/19=~105,000.

(1) The company's total revenue from the sale of product X last year was greater than $110,000 --> R>110,000. Its possible that company sold just one unit for say $120,000 or 120,000 units for $1. Not sufficient.

(2) For each unit of product X sold last year, the company's revenue was $5. If total of n units were sold, then the total revenue would be $5n, so R=5n --> 5n>2,000,000/19 --> n>400,00/19>21,000. Sufficient.

Answer: B.



I understand how you came up with R-(100,000+0.05R)>0 but how did you go about creating the equation R>2,000,000/19=~105,000.

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Step by step simplificatio:

R-(100,000+0.05R)>0

R-100,000-0.05R>0

0.95R-100,000>0

\frac{19R}{20}-100,000>0

\frac{19R}{20}>100,000

R>\frac{2,000,000}{19}

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Statement 1: Top line revenue numbers only. Doesn't tell us anything about unit costs or information helping us to figure out how many units need to be sold. Not sufficient.

Statement 2: Assume that they sold 21000 units with $5 revenue per unit. This leaves us with $105 000 total revenue. The expenses would then be $100 000 + 5% of $105 000 = $105 250. This would lead to a loss not a profit so the company MUST have sold more than 21000 units to be profitable.

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Re: Last year, a certain company began manufacturing product X a [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2013, 19:18
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[b] n>400,00/19>21,000. Sufficient.

Answer: B.


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Re: Last year, a certain company began manufacturing product X a [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2013, 06:19
In case someone ends up having an issue with the same question and wants to avoid dividing by 19

A is not sufficient as unit item can 1 or 21000

B
let N be the number sold which implies total sales is 5N

5N - (100,000+(.05)*5N) > 0
5N - 100k - .05N >

475N> 10,000,000
N>200000/9 which is approx 22.2k

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Statement 1: The company's total revenue from the sale of product X last year was greater than $110,000.
No way to determine the number of units sold.
INSUFFICIENT.

Statement 2: For each unit of product X sold last year, the company's revenue was $5.
Plug in the THRESHOLD of 21,000 units:
Total revenue = 5(21,000) = 105,000.
Total expenses = 100,000 + .05(105,000) = 105,250.
Not possible, since the company must make a profit.
Test a GREATER number of units: 100,000.
Total revenue = 5(100,000) = 500,000.
Total expenses = 100,000 + .05(500,000) = 125,000.
Here, the company makes a profit.
Thus, to make a profit, the company must sell MORE than 21,000 units.
SUFFICIENT.

The correct answer is B.
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