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Last year, for every 100 million vehicles that traveled on a certain highway, 96 vehicles were involved in accidents. If 3 billion vehicles traveled on the highway last year, how many of those vehicles were involved in accidents? (1 billion = 1,000,000,000)

(A) 288
(B) 320
(C) 2,880
(D) 3,200
(E) 28,800
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Re: Last year, for every 100 million vehicles that traveled on a [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2012, 07:42
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Last year, for every 100 million vehicles that traveled on a certain highway, 96 vehicles were involved in accidents. If 3 billion vehicles traveled on the highway last year, how many of those vehicles were involved in accidents? (1 billion = 1,000,000,000)

(A) 288
(B) 320
(C) 2,880
(D) 3,200
(E) 28,800


3 billion is 30 times as many as 100 million, so for 3 billion vehicles there would be 30*96=2,880 accidents.

Answer: C.
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