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# There were 36.000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold

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13 Sep 2007, 10:24
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16. There were 36.000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold before the paperback version was issued. From the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the novel was sold. 9 times as many paperback copies as hardback copies were sold. If a total of 441.000
copies of the novel were sold in all, how many paperback copies were sold?
(A) 45.000
(B) 360.000
(C) 364.500
(D) 392.000
(E) 396.900
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13 Sep 2007, 10:33
36,000+x+9x = 441,000

10x = 405,000

x = 40,500 ---> this is not the answer !

9x = 40,500*9 = 364,500

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13 Sep 2007, 10:41
KillerSquirrel wrote:
36,000+x+9x = 441,000

10x = 405,000

x = 40,500 ---> this is not the answer !

9x = 40,500*9 = 364,500

I also get C using the same strategy!
13 Sep 2007, 10:41
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