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 Charges made by two companies for the same A/C Company X Company Y Price $575$530 Surcharge as a Percent of Price 4% 3% Installation Charge $82.50$93.00

The table above shows the various charges made by two companies for the same air conditioner. What is the total amount that can be saved on the purchase and installation of the air conditioner by dealing with the company that offers the lower total charge?

A. $41.60 B.$45.00
C. $50.75 D.$55.75
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B. $45.00 C.$50.75
D. $55.75 E.$61.25

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Total charges of company A: 575+0.04*575+82.5=680.5;
Total charges of company B: 530+0.03*530+93=638.9;

If we deal with company B, which offers the lower price, we can save 680.5-638.9=41.6 dollars.

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A. $41.60 B.$45.00
C. $50.75 D.$55.75
E. $61.25 Looking at the values / percentage, its clear that Company X costlier than Company Y Just observed the OA; they have 4 distinct numbers after decimal point Total calculation of company x gives .00 + .00 + .50 = .50 at the decimal Total calculation of company y gives .00 + .90 + .00 = .90 at the decimal There difference provides .60 at the decimal; only 41.60 fits in Answer = A _________________ Kindly press "+1 Kudos" to appreciate GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 13464 Followers: 575 Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 0 Re: The table above shows the various charges made by two [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Jan 2017, 09:15 Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________ Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor Joined: 16 Oct 2010 Posts: 7125 Location: Pune, India Followers: 2137 Kudos [?]: 13672 [1] , given: 222 Re: The table above shows the various charges made by two [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Jan 2017, 21:44 1 This post received KUDOS Expert's post boomtangboy wrote:  Charges made by two companies for the same A/C Company X Company Y Price$575 $530 Surcharge as a Percent of Price 4% 3% Installation Charge$82.50 $93.00 The table above shows the various charges made by two companies for the same air conditioner. What is the total amount that can be saved on the purchase and installation of the air conditioner by dealing with the company that offers the lower total charge? A.$41.60
B. $45.00 C.$50.75
D. $55.75 E.$61.25

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Approximate the difference:

X - Price 45 extra
X - 4% of 575 is 4 times 1% of 575 which is 4 times 5.75, which is 23.
Y - 3% of 530 is 3 times 1% of 530 which is 3 times 5.3 say about 16.
So Surcharge of X is about 7 extra.

Y - Installation costs about 10 extra.

So overall, X costs about 42 extra.

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