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60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or less. 20% of those theatres sell an average of more than $300 worth of popcorn per showing. 56 percent of all the movie theatres in Town X sell$300 or less of popcorn per showing. What percent of all the stores on the street have 4 or more screens and sell an average of more than $300 worth of popcorn per day? A. 12 B. 18 C. 32 D. 40 E. 44 [Reveal] Spoiler: OA _________________ Kudos will encourage many others, like me. Good Questions also deserve few KUDOS. VP Status: Top MBA Admissions Consultant Joined: 24 Jul 2011 Posts: 1180 GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V48 GRE 1: 1540 Q800 V740 Followers: 128 Kudos [?]: 561 [1] , given: 19 Re: 60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or l [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Feb 2013, 21:44 1 This post received KUDOS Lets take numbers here. Assume that the total number of movie theaters in the town = 100 Then number of movie theaters with 3 screens or less = 60 => Number of movie theaters with 4 screens or more = 40 Movie theaters with 3 screens or less selling popcorn at more than$300 = 20% of 60 = 12

Number of movie theaters selling popcorn at $300 or less = 56 => Number of movie theaters selling popcorn at more than$300 = 100-56 = 44

Of these 44 theaters, 12 are those with 3 screens or less
Therefore 32 (44-12) must be those with four screens or more

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60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or less. 20% of those theatres sell an average of more than $300 worth of popcorn per showing. 56 percent of all the movie theatres in Town X sell$300 or less of popcorn per showing. What percent of all the stores on the street have 4 or more screens and sell an average of more than $300 worth of popcorn per day? A. 12 B. 18 C. 32 D. 40 E. 44 Answer is C. Data given are in black and data inferred are in red. Attachments untitled.JPG [ 14.66 KiB | Viewed 2275 times ] _________________ Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button. Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 14478 Followers: 609 Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 0 Re: 60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or l [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Mar 2014, 01:32 Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________ GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 14478 Followers: 609 Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 0 Re: 60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or l [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Jan 2016, 12:23 Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________ Senior Manager Joined: 20 Aug 2015 Posts: 398 Location: India GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44 Followers: 27 Kudos [?]: 228 [0], given: 10 Re: 60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or l [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Jan 2016, 01:56 emmak wrote: 60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or less. 20% of those theatres sell an average of more than$300 worth of popcorn per showing. 56 percent of all the movie theatres in Town X sell $300 or less of popcorn per showing. What percent of all the stores on the street have 4 or more screens and sell an average of more than$300 worth of popcorn per day?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 32
D. 40
E. 44

Assume the total theaters to be 100x (We assume this to avoid unitary method or decimals)

Given:
60x have 3 screens or less
Hence, 40x have 4 screens or more

20% of 60x sell more than $300 popcorn = 12x theaters. 56% of all sell less than$300 popcorn = 56x theaters. Hence 44x sell more than $300 popcorn. Required: Percentage of theaters with 4 or more screens and more than$300 popcorn sale?
Of the 44x theaters that sell more than $300 popcorn, 12 have 3 screens of less Total theaters with 4 or more screens and ore than$300 sale = 32x

Percentage = 32x/100x * 100 = 32%
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emmak wrote:
60 percent of movie theatres in Town X have 3 screens or less. 20% of those theatres sell an average of more than $300 worth of popcorn per showing. 56 percent of all the movie theatres in Town X sell$300 or less of popcorn per showing. What percent of all the stores on the street have 4 or more screens and sell an average of more than $300 worth of popcorn per day? A. 12 B. 18 C. 32 D. 40 E. 44 Setting the number of movie theatres as 100: 60 have 3 screens or less. 40 have 4 screens or more. 20% of the theatres that have 3 screens or less sell an average of more than$300 worth of popcorn per showing: 12. So 48 of the theatres that have 3 screens or less sell an average of $300 or less worth of popcorn per showing. 56 percent of all the movie theatres in Town X sell$300 or less of popcorn per showing: 56

Number of movie theatres in Town X that have 4 or more screens and sell more than \$300 worth of popcorn per showing: 40-8=32.
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