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Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 13:19
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Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 13:24
d)

The first part of the statement says 1/10 percent of 5000
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 13:27
So it means 1/10th percent of A percent (1%)?
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 13:35
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Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?

u have missed the missing part :roll: !!

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

1/10 *5000 - 1/10 * 1/100 * 5000 =500-50 =450
IMO D
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 13:46
spriya wrote:
mdavis wrote:
Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?

u have missed the missing part :roll: !!

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

1/10 *5000 - 1/10 * 1/100 * 5000 =500-50 =450
IMO D


Didnt u get C?

Should be D tho...

500-5=495
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 16:02
I am getting C too

1/10*(5000) - (.1)% *5000 = 500 - (0.1/100) *(5000) = 500 - 5 = 495
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 20:47
spriya wrote:
mdavis wrote:
Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?

u have missed the missing part :roll: !!

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

1/10 *5000 - 1/10 * 1/100 * 5000 =500-50 =450
IMO D


I think you added on extra zero in 50. It should be 500-5 = 495.
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 06:32
You mean D :o

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I am getting C too

1/10*(5000) - (.1)% *5000 = 500 - (0.1/100) *(5000) = 500 - 5 = 495
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Re: Problem Solving Question [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 11:13
Oops :)
Yes D - 495
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