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# When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

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When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

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When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

1/10 of 5,000 is 500;
1/10 percent of 5,000 is 100 times smaller than the above, so it's 5;

Thus the difference is 500-5=495.

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Re: When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000 [#permalink]

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30 Jul 2012, 01:57
IMO D

=5000*(1/10)%=5

=5000(1/10)=500

= 500-5 = 495
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SOLUTION

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

1/10 of 5,000 is 500;
1/10 percent of 5,000 is 100 times smaller than the above, so it's 5;

Thus the difference is 500-5=495.

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Re: When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000 [#permalink]

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09 Sep 2014, 10:18
Bunuel wrote:
When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

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x/5000 = (1/10)/100

x/5000 = 1/1000

x=5

1/10 0f 5000 -- 500

then 500-5 =495... understood completely after getting the answer wrongly
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Re: When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000 [#permalink]

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09 Sep 2014, 18:36
Equation to be setup is:

$$\frac{5000}{10} - \frac{5000 * 1}{100 * 10} = 500 - 5 = 495$$

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Re: When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000 [#permalink]

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When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

We can break this problem into two parts:

1) What is 1/10 percent of 5,000?

2) What is 1/10 of 5,000?

To calculate 1/10 percent of 5,000 we must first remember to DIVIDE 1/10 BY 100.

So we have: (1/10)/(100)

To divide a number by 100 means to multiply it by 1/100, so we have:

1/10 x 1/100 = 1/1,000

Thus, 1/10 percent of 5,000 = 1/1,000 x 5,000 = 5.

(Note: If dividing 1/10 by 100 was confusing, consider a simpler example. Say we were asked for 20% of a number. Well, to get 20% as a fraction, we would divide 20 by 100. So 20% is 20/100, or 1/5.)

Now let's concentrate on part 2. We need to calculate 1/10 of 5,000. To do this we simply multiply 1/10 by 5,000.

1/10 x 5,000 = 500

The answer to part 1 is 5, and the answer to part 2 is 500. Their difference is 500 – 5 = 495.

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Re: When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000 [#permalink]

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09 Jun 2016, 10:41
Bunuel wrote:
When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Practice Questions
Question: 8
Page: 153
Difficulty: 550

this haas been given me trouble. Any way someone can explain this a little more? Thanks in advance
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Re: When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000 [#permalink]

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09 Jun 2016, 11:13
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Bunuel wrote:
When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Practice Questions
Question: 8
Page: 153
Difficulty: 550

this haas been given me trouble. Any way someone can explain this a little more? Thanks in advance

Quote:
1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

=> 1/10 of 5000 - 1/10 percent of 5000
=> 500 - 1/1000*5000
=> 500 - 5
=> 495

 X subtracted from Y means -Y - X

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