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# PS #8 10 percent deposit (typo?)

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21 May 2007, 22:35
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this is the exact question (including the typo)

If a 10 percent deposit that has been paid toward the purchase of a certain product is $110 how much more remains to he paid? (A)$880
(B) $900 (C)$1000
(D) $1100 (E)$1210

i assume the answer is 990 and there was a typo, just as the "he" was supposed to be "be"
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22 May 2007, 04:17
I agree. 990 makes sense even though it's in none of the answer choices.
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22 May 2007, 04:25
Guys

10% = 110 => 100% = 990

remaining to be paid = 990 - 110 = 880 !!

!! They have already paid the deposit remember !!
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22 May 2007, 05:20
yogeshmb wrote:
Guys

10% = 110 => 100% = 990

remaining to be paid = 990 - 110 = 880 !!

!! They have already paid the deposit remember !!

IMHO :

10% = 110 => 100% = 990 is false : 10% = 110 => 100% = 1100

Hence remaining to be paid = 1100 - 110 = 990
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22 May 2007, 05:26
CerealsMBA wrote:
yogeshmb wrote:
Guys

10% = 110 => 100% = 990

remaining to be paid = 990 - 110 = 880 !!

!! They have already paid the deposit remember !!

IMHO :

10% = 110 => 100% = 990 is false : 10% = 110 => 100% = 1100

Hence remaining to be paid = 1100 - 110 = 990

Agree ! 10% of 990 = 99 not 110

the answer should have been 990.

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22 May 2007, 05:38
OOps i apologize
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22 May 2007, 05:42
npp - happens to the best of us
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