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# THe total price of a basic computer and a printer was 2500

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THe total price of a basic computer and a printer was 2500 [#permalink]

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THe total price of a basic computer and a printer was 2500 $. If the same printer had been purchased with an enhanced computer whose price was 500$ more than the price of the basic computer, then the proce of the printer would have been 1/5 of that total. What was the price of the basic computer?

A) 1500 $B) 1600$

C) 1750 $D) 1900$

E) 2000 $Manager Joined: 25 May 2006 Posts: 227 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 60 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 14 Nov 2006, 11:27 -D- (1)--> Bc+P=2500 (2)--> x/5+Bc+500=x Solving (1) and (2) for Bc: Bc+(1/5)(5/4)(Bc+500)=2500 Bc(1+1/4)+125=2500 5/4Bc=2375 --> Bc=1900 _________________ Who is John Galt? Manager Joined: 12 Oct 2006 Posts: 81 Location: NJ, US Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 14 Nov 2006, 11:34 D total package =$2500

total enhanced package = \$3000

printers cost = 1/5*3000= 600

basic computer = 600-2500= 1900
14 Nov 2006, 11:34
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