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# Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than $40,  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message TAGS: Senior Manager Joined: 08 Aug 2005 Posts: 251 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0 Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than$ 40, [#permalink]  09 Aug 2006, 02:59
Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than $40, 1/3 of them higher than$35 are higher than $40. which of the following could be the median price of all items? I 34 II 35 III 36 VP Joined: 29 Dec 2005 Posts: 1349 Followers: 7 Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0 Re: Price of the items [#permalink] 09 Aug 2006, 09:26 It should be I and II however little unclear on red part. getzgetzu wrote: Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than$ 40, 1/3 of them higher than $35 are higher than$40. which of the following could be the median price of all items?

I 34
II 35
III 36

hey buddy, you always post lots of questions at a time and never post OA. by posting OA, you are fulfilling your responsibility as an originator of the question.
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Yes... unclear question. 1/3 of what????
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[#permalink]  09 Aug 2006, 10:21
ps_dahiya wrote:
Yes... unclear question. 1/3 of what????

but it doesnot matter whether it is of 200 or of 33 (i.e. 16.5% of 200) because the total wont be greater than 100, making the median 35 or <35. so the poosible median(s) is/are 35 and 34..
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[#permalink]  09 Aug 2006, 10:47
33 items have price greater than $40. 1/3 of the number of items greater than$35 have price greater than $40. Thus, total number of items with price above$35 is 3*33 i.e. 99
So, 101 items below the price of $36. Thus, the median can be, as Professor said$34 or $35. Good question though! [#permalink] 09 Aug 2006, 10:47 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: 2 At a garage sale, all of the prices of the items sold were 3 28 Jan 2012, 03:06 Of the 200 numbers, 16.5% are greater than 40, and 33.3% of 2 14 Aug 2011, 13:07 At a garage sale, all of the prices of the items sold were 1 07 Oct 2008, 07:21 1 At a garage sale, all of the prices of the items sold were 4 19 Jan 2008, 05:48 At a garage sale, all of the prices of the items sold were 2 05 Aug 2006, 07:07 Display posts from previous: Sort by # Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than$ 40,

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