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Cancellation Fees
Days Prior to DeparturePercent of Package Price
46 or more10%
45 - 3135%
30 - 1650%
15 - 565%
4 or fewer100%

The table above shows the cancellation fee schedule that a travel agency uses to determine the fee charged to a tourist who cancels a trip prior to departure. If a tourist canceled a trip with a package price of $1,700 and a departure date of September 4, on what day was the trip canceled?

(1) The cancellation fee was $595
(2) If the trip had been canceled one day later, the cancellation fee would have been $255 more
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Cancellation Fees
Days Prior to DeparturePercent of Package Price
46 or more10%
45 - 3135%
30 - 1650%
15 - 565%
4 or fewer100%

The table above shows the cancellation fee schedule that a travel agency uses to determine the fee charged to a tourist who cancels a trip prior to departure. If a tourist canceled a trip with a package price of $1,700 and a departure date of [b]September 4, on what day was the trip canceled?[/b]

(1) The cancellation fee was $595 --> cancellation fee is 595/1700=35% of a package price, so the trip was canceled from 31 to 45 days prior to 4th of September. Not sufficient.

(2) If the trip had been canceled one day later, the cancellation fee would have been $255 more --> $255 is 15% of of a package price, so the trip was canceled either 31 or 16 days prior to 4th of September (15% change is from 35% to 50% and from 50% to 65%). Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) The trip was canceled 31 days prior to 4th of September. Sufficient.

Answer: C.
ezinis wrote:
Anyone has problem with this question and already posted? Can I anyone post this one because I do not have a scanner and this question involves tables.

Anyway, to make it short, either (1) or (2) is sufficient
when combine (1) and (2) I got the number of days prior to departure is 31 days.

However the question ask "on what day" so I chose E because a month can have 30 or 31 days .... do you agree?

OA is C

Specific departure date is given: 4th of September, so we know that the previous month, August, has 31 days.

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Stmt 1 : $595 is 35% of $1,700,hence the trip could have been cancelled on anyday within the 31 to 45 days prior to departure bracket.

Since we can’t determine the specific day it was cancelled, this statement is insufficient.



Stmt 2 : $255 is 15% of 1700,which means that there is a 15% difference between the bracket it was actually cancelled in and the next bracket.

45 - 31 35%
30 - 16 50%
15 - 5 65%

Looking at the above we can determine that the cancellation happened either in the 31 to 45 day bracket or the 16 to 30 day bracket.

Since we can’t determine the specific day it was cancelled, this statement is insufficient.

Both : We know that the cancellation fee was 35% of $1,700 and we know that if the trip was cancelled one day later an additional 15% would need to be paid.

Hence we know that the trip was cancelled 31 days before departure because on the 30th day, an additional $255 would be payable.

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Cancellation Fees
Days Prior to DeparturePercent of Package Price
46 or more10%
45 - 3135%
30 - 1650%
15 - 565%
4 or fewer100%

The table above shows the cancellation fee schedule that a travel agency uses to determine the fee charged to a tourist who cancels a trip prior to departure. If a tourist canceled a trip with a package price of $1,700 and a departure date of September 4, on what day was the trip canceled?

(1) The cancellation fee was $595
(2) If the trip had been canceled one day later, the cancellation fee would have been $255 more


The table above shows the cancellation fee schedule that a travel agency uses to determine the fee charged to a tourist who cancels a trip prior to departure. If a tourist canceled a trip with a package price of $1,700 and a departure date of September 4, on what day was the trip canceled?

(1) The cancellation fee was $595.
(2) If the trip had been canceled one day later, the cancellation fee would have been $255 more.

We are given a tourist canceled a trip with a package price of $1,700 and a departure date of September 4, and we need to determine the day on which the trip was canceled.

Statement One Alone:

The cancellation fee was $595.

Since we know the total price of the trip as well as the cancellation fee, we can determine the range of days prior to departure in which the trip was canceled.

(595/1700) x 100 = 35%

Thus, the trip was canceled between 31 and 45 days (inclusive) before September 4. However, we cannot determine the exact date of the cancellation. Statement one alone is not sufficient. We can eliminate answer choices A and D.

Statement Two Alone:

If the trip had been canceled one day later, the cancellation fee would have been $255 more.

In the provided table, we are given the following:

Cancellation Fees
Days Prior to DeparturePercent of Package Price
46 or more10%
45 - 3135%
30 - 1650%
15 - 565%
4 or fewer100%


We note that the customer may be subject to a penalty of 10%, 35%, 50%, 65%, or 100% of the cost of the trip ($1,700), and therefore the customer may pay $170, $595, $850, $1105, or $1700 depending on how many days prior to the trip the cancellation is made.

If the customer cancels the trip one day later, and therefore must pay the cancellation fee of the next interval, then the fee may increase as follows:

595 - 170 = $425

850 - 595 = $255

1105 - 850 = $255

or

1700 - 1105 = $595

Since there are two possibilities that may cause in an increase of $255 (31 days and 16 days prior to the departure), we cannot determine the exact date on which the trip was cancelled.

Statement two alone is not sufficient to answer the question. Eliminate answer choice B.

Statements One and Two Together:

Using statements one and two, we know that the trip was canceled between 31 and 45 days (inclusive) before September 4 and that had the trip been canceled one day later, the fee would have been $255 more. From this information, we can determine that the trip was canceled 31 days before September 4, because had it been canceled 30 days before the trip, the fee would have been $1,700 x 0.5 = $850, which is $255 more than the fee of $595.

Since we know that the trip was canceled 31 days before the trip, we can determine the exact date on which it was canceled.

Answer: C
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