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A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute equally to the total charter cost of $480. If each person contributes equally to a $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?

(A) $80
(B) $66
(C) $55
(D) $50
(E) $45

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(480 - 150)/6 = 55

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C. 55

6 people to split 480 evenly, but 150 is already paid for
480-150=330
330/6=55
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Very simple:
Total Share per person = 480/6 = 80;
Initial share per person(Downpayment) = 150/6 = 25;
Per Person share to be paid = 80 - 25 = 55;

Ans is (C).
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Total Charter cost = 480
(-) down payment = (150)

Amount to be paid = 330

Amount owed per person = 330/6 = 55

Answer is C
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Bunuel wrote:
A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute equally to the total charter cost of $480. If each person contributes equally to a $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?

(A) $80
(B) $66
(C) $55
(D) $50
(E) $45



480-150=330
330/6= 55

Answer is C.
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Re: A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute [#permalink]
Easy one but sometimes easy one create trouble if not read carefully.

Total Charter Cost=480
Each person cost=480/6=$80

Initial Down payment = 150
Each person Initial Down Payment=150/6=25
Remaining per person= 80-25=55
So answer is C.
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Total Charter cost = 480$;
equal share of 6 people = 480/6 = 80$;

initial down payment = 150$;
shared by 6 people = 150/6 =25$;

So, still they owe 80 -25 = 55$;
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Bunuel wrote:

A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute equally to the total charter cost of $480. If each person contributes equally to a $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?

(A) $80
(B) $66
(C) $55
(D) $50
(E) $45


Since each of the 6 people has to contribute equally to the total charter cost of $480, each needs to contribute $480/6 = $80.

Since each of the 6 people contributes equally to a $150 down payment, each contributes $150/6 = $25 to the down payment.

Thus, each person still owes $80 - $25 = $55.

Answer: C
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Re: A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute [#permalink]
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If each person contributes equally to a $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?


I know one can not doubt quality of OG questions, but does below sentence makes more sense?

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If each person contributes equally to a total of $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?


I was confused if each contributed $150 or $150 was total down payment together by 6 persons.
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Bunuel niks18

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If each person contributes equally to a $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?


I know one can not doubt quality of OG questions, but does below sentence makes more sense?

Quote:
If each person contributes equally to a total of $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?


I was confused if each contributed $150 or $150 was total down payment together by 6 persons.


Hi adkikani

Note the article used in the sentence "to a 150 down payment". this means only one down payment of 150 was made and each contributed to it.
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Given:
    • A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people
    • Each person contribute equally to the total charter cost of $480.
    • Each person contributes equally to a $150 down payment

To find:
    • How much of the charter cost will each person still owe?

Approach and Working:
    • Cost of boat after paying the down payment = $480- $150 = $330
      o Hence, each person will still owe = \(\frac{$330}{6}\) =$55

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

Answer: C
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Bunuel wrote:
A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute equally to the total charter cost of $480. If each person contributes equally to a $150 down payment, how much of the charter cost will each person still owe?

(A) $80
(B) $66
(C) $55
(D) $50
(E) $45


$480/6 = $80. So, each of the 6 people must contribute $80 to the total charter cost.
$150/6 = $25. So, each of the 6 people contributes $25 to the $150 down payment.
Amount each person still owes $80 - $25 = $55.

Answer: C

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Re: A certain fishing boat is chartered by 6 people who are to contribute [#permalink]
Total = 480

Total amount already payed =150

Remaining amount to be paid = (480-150)/6=55
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