GMATD11 wrote:

whenever martin has a restaurant bill with an amount between $10 and $99, he calculates the dollar amount of the tip as 2times the tens digit of the amount of his bill. If the amount of the Martin's most recent restaurant bill was between $10 and $99, was the tip calculated by the martin on this bill greater than 15 percent of the amount of the bill?

1) The amount of the bill was between $15 and $50

2) The tip calculated by the martin was $8

C is not correct.

You can solve this question algebraically but I think simple analysis would be better.

(1) The amount of the bill was between $15 and $50 --> 15<bill<50. Now if the bill was 20$ then the tip would be 2*2=$4 (2 times tens digit) so more than 0.15*20=$3 (15% of the bill) but if the bill was 29$ then the tip would still be 2*2=$4 but in this case less than 0.15*29=~$4.5. Not sufficient.

(2) The tip calculated by the martin was $8 --> Tip=$8 means that: 40<=bill<50 (so that the tens digit of the bill to be 4). Now, even if the bill was exactly $50 (uppert limit), 15% of it would be 0.15*50=$7.5 and it's still less than $8. So the answer to the question is YES: the tip (8$) was greater than 15% of the bill. Sufficient.

Answer: B.

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