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A certain bakery made 3 shipments of 100 doughnuts each. If 17 percent

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A certain bakery made 3 shipments of 100 doughnuts each. If 17 percent of the first shipment and 40 percent of the second shipment of jelly doughnuts and 30 percent of all three shipments combined consisted of jelly doughnuts, then what percent of the third shipment consisted of jelly doughnuts?

a) 21%
b) 27%
c) 30%
d) 33%
e) 41%
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Total jelly doughnuts = 17% of 100 + 40% of 100 + x% of 100 =30%(300)
17+40 + x = 90 => x = 90 - 57 = 33

33 of 100 doughnuts is 33 % Which is option D
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A certain bakery made 3 shipments of 100 doughnuts each. If 17 percent of the first shipment and 40 percent of the second shipment of jelly doughnuts and 30 percent of all three shipments combined consisted of jelly doughnuts, then what percent of the third shipment consisted of jelly doughnuts?

a) 21%
b) 27%
c) 30%
d) 33%
e) 41%


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A certain bakery made 3 shipments of 100 doughnuts each. If 17 percent of the first shipment and 40 percent of the second shipment of jelly doughnuts and 30 percent of all three shipments combined consisted of jelly doughnuts, then what percent of the third shipment consisted of jelly doughnuts?

a) 21%
b) 27%
c) 30%
d) 33%
e) 41%


This is a simple Percentage problem! However, the wordings of the question is a bit confusing!

Its given in the question that the bakery made 3 shipments of 100 doughnuts each. Which means \(Total Doughnuts = 300\)

The question says 30% of all three shipments are jelly doughnuts. This translates to \(Total Jelly Doughnuts = \frac{30}{100}*300 = 100\)

The question also says 17% of the first shipment and 40% of the second shipment were Jelly Doughnuts. Total Jelly Doughnuts represents 100%, of this 17% and 40 % were first and second shipments respectively. So \(Third Shipment = 100-17-40=33 percent\)

Though its not required, from the previous calculations, we could also say that there were 33 Jelly Doughnuts in the third shipment!

Answer is D!



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felippemed wrote:
A certain bakery made 3 shipments of 100 doughnuts each. If 17 percent of the first shipment and 40 percent of the second shipment of jelly doughnuts and 30 percent of all three shipments combined consisted of jelly doughnuts, then what percent of the third shipment consisted of jelly doughnuts?

a) 21%
b) 27%
c) 30%
d) 33%
e) 41%

30% of 300 = 17% of 100 + 40% of 100 + z

90 = 17 + 40 + z

Or, z = 90 - 57

So, z = 33 , Answer must be (D)
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