|Days Prior to Departure||Percent of Package Price|
|46 or more||10%|
|45 - 31||35%|
|30 - 16||50%|
|15 - 5||65%|
|4 or fewer||100%|
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 --> 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.
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.
Hope it helps.
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