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Minimum wages

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The employees of Smith Enterprises received wage increases ranging from 30 cents to 87cents per hour. What was the minimum wage increase for a 40-hour week?

(A) $12.00 (B)$23.00
(C) $34.80 (D)$35.00
(E) $35.20 [Reveal] Spoiler: I chose A, but OA is D. I can;t figure out what am I missing here! Manager Joined: 05 Jun 2009 Posts: 77 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1 Re: Minimum wages [#permalink] Show Tags 10 Aug 2009, 18:57 I'm in your boat, I picked A as well. Have absolutely no idea how it could be anything else? Senior Manager Joined: 21 Jul 2009 Posts: 265 Location: New York, NY Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 84 [0], given: 23 Re: Minimum wages [#permalink] Show Tags 08 Sep 2009, 14:15 My guess was one employee got 30 cent raise, and another got 87 cents = 1.17 x 40 hours = 46.8 but it's not in the choices... Manager Joined: 28 Jul 2009 Posts: 124 Location: India Schools: NUS, NTU, SMU, AGSM, Melbourne School of Business Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 66 [1] , given: 12 Re: Minimum wages [#permalink] Show Tags 08 Sep 2009, 23:40 1 This post received KUDOS Jivana wrote: The employees of Smith Enterprises received wage increases ranging from 30 cents to 87cents per hour. What was the minimum wage increase for a 40-hour week? (A)$12.00
(B) $23.00 (C)$34.80
(D) $35.00 (E)$35.20

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I chose A, but OA is D. I can;t figure out what am I missing here!

A is what even I landed on.
What is the source of the question?
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09 Sep 2009, 13:01
I can't recall the source of the problem. But since, so many have arrived at the same result, I will conclude that the OA is wrong!
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09 Sep 2009, 13:05
What OA was anyways?
Re: Minimum wages   [#permalink] 09 Sep 2009, 13:05
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