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The price of a model M camera is $209 and the price of a [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Nov 2007, 11:15 This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. The price of a model M camera is$209 and the price of a special lens is $69. When the camera and lens are purchased together, the price is$239. The amount saved by purchasing the camera and lens together is approximately what percent of the total price of the camera and lens when purchased separately?

(A) 14%
(B) 16%
(C) 29%
(D) 33%
(E) 86%
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16 Nov 2007, 12:23
yogachgolf wrote:
The price of a model M camera is $209 and the price of a special lens is$69. When the camera and lens are purchased together, the price is $239. The amount saved by purchasing the camera and lens together is approximately what percent of the total price of the camera and lens when purchased separately? (A) 14% (B) 16% (C) 29% (D) 33% (E) 86% = [(209+69) - 239)] / (209+69) = 39 / 278 = 39 / 278 = 14% Current Student Joined: 18 Jun 2007 Posts: 408 Location: Atlanta, GA Schools: Emory class of 2010 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 40 [1] , given: 0 Re: Camera & Lens [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Nov 2007, 12:37 1 This post received KUDOS yogachgolf wrote: The price of a model M camera is$209 and the price of a special lens is $69. When the camera and lens are purchased together, the price is$239. The amount saved by purchasing the camera and lens together is approximately what percent of the total price of the camera and lens when purchased separately?

(A) 14%
(B) 16%
(C) 29%
(D) 33%
(E) 86%

For estimates, just round the numbers to 210, 70, and 240.

Thus, Savings = (210 + 70) - (240) = 40
Amount Saved/Total Cost = 40/280 = 1/7, then some quick division gives you an estimate of 14%.
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16 Nov 2007, 14:24
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The price of a model M camera is $209 and the price of a special lens is$69. When the camera and lens are purchased together, the price is $239. The amount saved by purchasing the camera and lens together is approximately what percent of the total price of the camera and lens when purchased separately? (A) 14% (B) 16% (C) 29% (D) 33% (E) 86% Total cost whenbaought seperately = 209+69=278 Extra cost paid = 278-239=39 Amount saved = 39*100/278=14% answer A Re: Camera & Lens [#permalink] 16 Nov 2007, 14:24 Display posts from previous: Sort by # The price of a model M camera is$209 and the price of a

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