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# Postman Pete has a pedometer to count his steps. The pedometer records

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Postman Pete has a pedometer to count his steps. The pedometer records up to 99999 steps, then flips over to 00000 on the next step. Pete plans to determine his mileage for a year. On January 1 Pete sets the pedometer to 00000. During the year, the pedometer flips from 99999 to 00000 forty-four times. On December 31 the pedometer reads 50000. Pete takes 1800 steps per mile. Which of the following is closest to the number of miles Pete walked during the year?

(A) 2500
(B) 3000
(C) 3500
(D) 4000
(E) 4500

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28 Mar 2019, 01:30
Bunuel wrote:
Postman Pete has a pedometer to count his steps. The pedometer records up to 99999 steps, then flips over to 00000 on the next step. Pete plans to determine his mileage for a year. On January 1 Pete sets the pedometer to 00000. During the year, the pedometer flips from 99999 to 00000 forty-four times. On December 31 the pedometer reads 50000. Pete takes 1800 steps per mile. Which of the following is closest to the number of miles Pete walked during the year?

(A) 2500
(B) 3000
(C) 3500
(D) 4000
(E) 4500

solve using approx
99999*44+50,000 /1800
~ 2500 IMO A
Re: Postman Pete has a pedometer to count his steps. The pedometer records   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2019, 01:30