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A car dealer sells only two models of cars. Alpha 9 and Beta 10. Was the revenue from the sales of Beta 10 model greater than 90 percent of the car dealer's total revenue?

1. The dealer sells Beta 10 model for ten times as much as he sells the Alpha 9 model

2. The dealer sells nine Beta 10 models for every two Alpha 9 model
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A car dealer sells only two models of cars. Alpha 9 and Beta 10. Was the revenue from the sales of Beta 10 model greater than 90 percent of the car dealer's total revenue?

1. The dealer sells Beta 10 model for ten times as much as he sells the Alpha 9 model

2. The dealer sells nine Beta 10 models for every two Alpha 9 model

Consider, A and B as revenue from the sales of Alpha 9 and Beta 10. Therefore, total sales T = A + B

$$A_C$$ = Cost of Alpha 9
$$B_C$$ = Cost of Beta 10
$$A_N$$ = Number of Alpha 9 sold
$$B_N$$ = Number of Beta 10 sold

$$T= A+B = A_C*A_N+B_C*B_N$$

Statement 1:
$$B_C=10*A_C$$
$$A_C=\frac{B_C}{10}$$

Not sufficient, since we don't know how many individual cars were sold.

Statement 2:
$$\frac{A_N}{B_N}=\frac{2}{9}$$
$$A_N=\frac{2}{9}*B_N$$
Not sufficient, since the cost of individual models is not known.

Combining 1 & 2:
$$T = A_C*A_N+B_C*B_N$$
$$T= \frac{B_C}{10}*\frac{2}{9}B_N+B_C*B_N$$
$$T= B_C*B_N(1/45+1)$$
$$T= B*46/45$$
$$B= T*45/46=0.97*T$$
Thus, B > 0.90T

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