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# Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T

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Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T [#permalink]  03 Nov 2012, 08:34
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Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T. If the sale of pens falls down by 2%, what is the new turnover?
(1) The sales of other items remain the same.
(2) The turnover initially was \$250 crores.
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Re: Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T [#permalink]  03 Nov 2012, 08:35
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Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T. If the sale of pens falls down by 2%, what is the new turnover?
(1) The sales of other items remain the same.
(2) The turnover initially was \$250 crores.

I marked C can anyone Explain why it is wrong
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Re: Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T [#permalink]  03 Nov 2012, 09:04
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monikaleoster wrote:
Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T. If the sale of pens falls down by 2%, what is the new turnover?
(1) The sales of other items remain the same.
(2) The turnover initially was \$250 crores.

I marked C can anyone Explain why it is wrong

Initially, Sales = 10% of Initial Turnover.
Later, (100-2)% of Sales = x% of New Turnover.
or, 98% of Sales = x% of New Turnover......... (i)

(1) Just because the sales of other items remains the same, the new turnover cannot be estimated.

(2) Only the initial turnover is given. Hence new turnover and x in equation (i) are both unknown.

(1) + (2) : Equation (i) cannot still be solved.

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Re: Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T [#permalink]  04 Nov 2012, 12:48
monikaleoster wrote:
monikaleoster wrote:
Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T. If the sale of pens falls down by 2%, what is the new turnover?
(1) The sales of other items remain the same.
(2) The turnover initially was \$250 crores.

I marked C can anyone Explain why it is wrong

I think C should be correct.
250 turn over
10% = 25 crore is Pen sales
Others = 225
Now, 8% = 25 - 5 = 20
Since other remains the same = 225.
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Re: Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T [#permalink]  05 Nov 2012, 22:03
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monikaleoster wrote:
monikaleoster wrote:
Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T. If the sale of pens falls down by 2%, what is the new turnover?
(1) The sales of other items remain the same.
(2) The turnover initially was \$250 crores.

I marked C can anyone Explain why it is wrong

I think C should be correct.
250 turn over
10% = 25 crore is Pen sales
Others = 225
Now, 8% = 25 - 5 = 20
Since other remains the same = 225.

I think it shud be c.. please confirm guys !!!
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Re: Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T [#permalink]  17 Nov 2012, 18:18
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monikaleoster wrote:
monikaleoster wrote:
Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T. If the sale of pens falls down by 2%, what is the new turnover?
(1) The sales of other items remain the same.
(2) The turnover initially was \$250 crores.

I marked C can anyone Explain why it is wrong

I think C should be correct.
250 turn over
10% = 25 crore is Pen sales
Others = 225
Now, 8% = 25 - 5 = 20
Since other remains the same = 225.

I'm very confused with this question, could someone break the question down please, im having trouble understanding it
Re: Sale of pens constitutes 10% of the turnover of Company T   [#permalink] 17 Nov 2012, 18:18
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