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Cost of 1st set of 10 movies = 10*50
Cost of next set of 10 movies = 10*45
Cost of next set of 10 movies = 10*40
Cost of next set of 10 movies = 10*35
Cost of next set of 10 movies = 10*30
Cost of next set of 10 movies = 10*25
So, cost of 60 movies = 10*(50 + 45 + 40 + 35 + 30 + 25) = 225*10

Cost of remaining 35 movies = 25$each = 35*25 So, total cost of 95 movies = 225*10 + 35*25 = 225x10 + (30+5)x(30-5) IMO Option C Pls Hit kudos if you like the solution Posted from my mobile device Manager  B Joined: 07 Jul 2019 Posts: 54 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 I manually counted and got C, 3125. (I counted every 10 tickets and multiplied by its price 50, 45,40,35,30,35,25,25,25. Last 5 movies also multiplied by 25) Answer - C Manager  G Joined: 27 May 2010 Posts: 200 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 price reduces by$5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals $25 per movie. First 10 -$50
Next 10 - $45 10 -$40
10 - $35 10 -$30
Remaining - $25 First 50 tickets would cost - 10*50 + 10*45 + 10*40 + 10*35 + 10*30 = 2000 Remaining 45 at 25 = 45*25 = 1125 Total = 3125 Among the options, C. 225×10+(30+5)(30−5) is the only option which sums to 3125. Option C. _________________ Please give Kudos if you like the post Manager  S Joined: 22 Oct 2018 Posts: 73 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts on the ticket price. For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is$50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by $5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals$25 per movie. The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of $25 per movie. If John watched 95 movies in this movie theatre last year, then the dollar amount that he paid for the tickets of the 95 movies is equivalent to which of the following? A. 200×10+35×25 200×10+35×25 B. 60×25+45×35 60×25+45×35 C. 225×10+(30+5)(30−5) 225×10+(30+5)(30−5) D. 225×10+(40+5)(30−5) 225×10+(40+5)(30−5) E. 225×10+(40+5)(40−5) 225×10+(40+5)(40−5) Solution:Now as per the statement For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is$50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by $5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals$25 per movie,the follwoing situation arises:

10*50
10*45
10*40
10*35
10*30
10*25
sum of all above=10*225

Now if John watched 95 movies then as per above details given the remaining movies to be watched are 35 25 each.

Hence,the totl amount paid for total 95 movies=10*225+35*25
Therefore C is the answer IMO
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A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts on the ticket price. For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is $50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by$5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals $25 per movie. The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of$25 per movie. If John watched 95 movies in this movie theatre last year, then the dollar amount that he paid for the tickets of the 95 movies is equivalent to which of the following?

A.200×10+35×25
B.60×25+45×35
C.225×10+(30+5)(30−5)
D.225×10+(40+5)(30−5)
E.225×10+(40+5)(40−5)

Solution:
The total number of movies that john watched is 95
For the First 10 movies , The cost is $50, For the next 10, it will be 50+5 i.e 45 another 10, it's 40, another 10, it's 35 another 10, it's 30 another 10, it's 25 so we have our final price of$25 per movie, note that the cost won't go down any further and $25 will be fixed. so till here, the total cost is 10 X 225 Hence for remaining 35 movies, the cost is going to be$25 per movie, i.e 35 X 25

Therefore, we can form the equation, 225 X 10 + 35 X 25 which is equal to option C

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Tickets => Price

0-10 => $50 11-20 =>$45
21-30 => $40 31-40 =>$35
41-50 => $30 51-60 =>$25
61-95 => $25 { 10*50 + 10*45 + 10*40 + 10*35 + 10*30 + 10*25 } + {35*25} =10 (50+45+40+35+30+25) + (35*25) = (10*225) + (35*25) = Option (C) Intern  B Joined: 14 Mar 2017 Posts: 40 Location: United States (VA) GPA: 2.9 WE: Science (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech) A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 Question: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts on the ticket price. For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is$50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by $5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals$25 per movie. The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of $25 per movie. If John watched 95 movies in this movie theatre last year, then the dollar amount that he paid for the tickets of the 95 movies is equivalent to which of the following? $\begin{matrix} Set & Cost & = & (#Terms)(Cost) & = & Total Cost \\ 1-10 & 50 & = & (10)(50)& = & 500 \\ 11-20 & 45 & = & (10)(45)& = & 450\\ 21-30 & 40 & = & (10)(40)& = & 400\\ 31-40 & 35 & = & (10)(35)& = & 350\\ 41-50 & 30 & = & (10)(30)& = & 300\\ 51-60 & 25 & = & (10)(25)& = & 250\\ 61-95 & 25 & = & (35)(25) & = & 875\\ \end{matrix}$ $$\text{Sum of tickets }1-60$$: $$= 500+450+400+350+300+250$$ $$= 2250 \implies (225)(10)$$ $$\text{Sum of tickets } 61-95$$: $$= (35)(25) \implies (30+5)(30-5)$$ Correct Answer: C. (225×10)+(30+5)(30−5) _________________ "What is my purpose?" "You pass butter." "Oh my god..." "Yeah, welcome to the club, pal." Manager  S Joined: 01 Oct 2018 Posts: 112 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts on the ticket price. For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is$50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by $5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals$25 per movie. The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of $25 per movie. Main question: If John watched 95 movies in this movie theatre last year, then the dollar amount that he paid for the tickets of the 95 movies is equivalent to which of the following? 1. "For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is$50 per movie."
50*10
2. "For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by $5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals$25 per movie."
10*(45+40+35+30+25)
3. "The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of $25 per movie. " 25*(95-60)= 25*35 4. SUM: 10*225+25*35 ASNWER C A. 200×10+35×25 B. 60×25+45×35 C. 225×10+(30+5)(30−5) D. 225×10+(40+5)(30−5) E. 225×10+(40+5)(40−5) Manager  S Joined: 18 Feb 2017 Posts: 93 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 IMO C. Customer is charged at$50 for first 10 then 45,40,35,30 and the rest 40 at 25
The customer bought 95 tickets. This can be broken into:
1. First 10 tickets charged at $50 = 50*10=$500.
2. 10 tickets bought at 45,40,35, 30= $1500 3. Next 45 tickets at 25 =$1125
Hence, the total amount = 500 + 1500 + 1125 = $3125 The option which gives the same value is C. Posted from my mobile device Manager  G Joined: 25 Jul 2018 Posts: 208 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 In total, John watched 95 movies: For the first 10 movies, he paid$50 each--> 10*$50 For the second 10 movies, He paid 10*$45
... third 10 movies, ... 10*$40 ... fourth 10 movies,... 10*$35
... fifth 10 movies,... 10*$30 ... sixth 10 movies,... 10*$25

For the subsequent movies, he paid $25 per movie (95-10-10-10-10-10-10=35 ) The amount of money he paid for 95 movies was: 10*50+10*45+10*40+10*35+10*30+10*25+35*25=10(50+45+40+35+30+25)+35*25=10*225+35*25 Only C satisfies this answer. 225*10+(30+5)*(30-5) The answer choice is C Intern  S Joined: 24 Mar 2018 Posts: 48 Location: India Concentration: Operations, Strategy Schools: ISB '21 WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities) Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 Amount paid for 95 movies is (10x50)+(10x45)+(10x40)+(10x35)+(10x30)+(10x25)+(35x25) = 10(50+45+40+35+30+25)+(35x25) =(10x225)+(30+5)(30-5) Option (C) Intern  B Joined: 11 Jun 2014 Posts: 23 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 Answer C Each lot of 10 movies cost decreases by 5$ and after 25$remains constant 50*10+45*10+40*10+35*10+30*10+25*10+25*35 Senior Manager  G Joined: 10 Aug 2018 Posts: 315 Location: India Concentration: Strategy, Operations WE: Operations (Energy and Utilities) Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags I applied the brute force method. C has to be the right answer. 10(50+45+40+35+30+25)+35x25 Is there any other fast method? _________________ Don't forget to give KUDOS. On the way to conquer the GMAT and I will not leave it until I win. WHATEVER IT TAKES. Target 720+ " I CAN AND I WILL" Your suggestions will be appreciated here---> https://gmatclub.com/forum/your-one-advice-could-help-me-poor-gmat-scores-299072.html 1) Gmat prep: [620 Q48 V27], 2) Gmat prep: [610 Q47 V28], 3) Gmat prep: [620 Q47 V28], 4) Gmat prep: [660 Q47 V34], 5) Gmat prep: [560 Q37 V29], 6) Gmat prep: [540 Q39 V26], 7) Veritas Cat: [620 Q46 V30], 8) Veritas Cat: [630 Q45 V32] Intern  B Joined: 26 May 2018 Posts: 45 Re: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags Answer is D. A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts on the ticket price. For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is$50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by $5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals$25 per movie. The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of $25 per movie. If John watched 95 movies in this movie theatre last year, then the dollar amount that he paid for the tickets of the 95 movies is equivalent to which of the following? First 10 movies = 10(50) Following 5 movies until it reaches 25 45-5=40-5=35-5=30-5=25 total of 5 movies the remaining movies= 90-10-5=80 @$25
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Assuming that the first of 95 movies John has watched is the first he's watched at the theater:
(10*$50)+(10*$45)+(10*$40)+(10*$35)+(10*$30)+(10*$35)+(45*25)
Once John has watched 50 movies, the price is set at 25. So the remaining 45 (of the 95) would be 45*35
Take the 10 out
(10*(50+45+40+35+30+25)+(45*25)
(10*225)+(45*25)
The answers further divide out the (45*25) piece which is equivalent to (40+5)(30−5)

*Edit* Messed up the math on number of movies remaining... Originally posted by coloredflash on 17 Jul 2019, 08:38.
Last edited by coloredflash on 18 Jul 2019, 08:35, edited 1 time in total.
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A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts on the ticket price. For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is $50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by$5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals $25 per movie. The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of$25 per movie. If John watched 95 movies in this movie theatre last year, then the dollar amount that he paid for the tickets of the 95 movies is equivalent to which of the following?

A. 200×10+35×25200×10+35×25
B. 60×25+45×3560×25+45×35
C. 225×10+(30+5)(30−5)225×10+(30+5)(30−5)
D. 225×10+(40+5)(30−5)225×10+(40+5)(30−5)
E. 225×10+(40+5)(40−5)

Pure calculation question. Highly unlikely that you will see this type of question on the GMAT.
The answer is A.
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IMO B.

Customer is charged at $50 for first 10 then 45,40,35,30 and the rest 6 at 25 in batches of 10. The customer bought 95 tickets. This can be broken into: 1. First 10 tickets charged at$50 = 50*10=$500. 2. Next 8 batches of 10 tickets charged at$300 = 300*8 = $2400. 3. Next 5 tickets according to the batch of 10, will be charged as - 45,40,35,30 and 25 =$175.
Hence, the total amount = 500 + 2400 + 175 = $3075. The option which gives the same value is B. Senior Manager  G Joined: 24 Nov 2016 Posts: 438 Location: United States A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts [#permalink] ### Show Tags Quote: A movie theatre rewards its loyal customers by offering them discounts on the ticket price. For the first 10 movies that a person watches in the movie theatre, the ticket price is$50 per movie. For each subsequent set of 10 movies, the ticket price reduces by $5 per movie till the point where the ticket price equals$25 per movie. The person then gets a lifetime discount and can watch all subsequent movies at a ticket price of $25 per movie. If John watched 95 movies in this movie theatre last year, then the dollar amount that he paid for the tickets of the 95 movies is equivalent to which of the following? A. 200×10+35×25 B. 60×25+45×35 C. 225×10+(30+5)(30−5) D. 225×10+(40+5)(30−5) E. 225×10+(40+5)(40−5) given: after first 10, each subsequent set of 10 get price reduced by 5, limited to$25 life-time
n=95… amount={10*50+10*45+10*40+10… (notice the pattern)}:
{50(10+9+8+7+6+5)+25(35)}=50(45)+25(35)=2250+25(35)

Originally posted by exc4libur on 17 Jul 2019, 09:44.
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For first 10 movies price is 50 x 10 = 500
For next 10 movies price is 45+40+35+30+25+ 25*5 = 300
Price for 80 movies (after first 10 movies) = 300*8 = 2400
Price of last 5 movies = 45+40+35+30+25 = 175

Total price of 95 movies = 500+2400+175 = 3075

B. 60×25+45×35 = 1500 + 1575 = 3075

B is correct.
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Given,

1. Total movies watched by John in the year = 95

2. Cost of first 10 movies for John = 10 * 50 = 500 .... 1

3. Cost of subsequent sets of 10 movies for John = (45 + 40 + 35 + 30 + 25 + 5 * 25)

4. Total number of subsequent sets of 10 movies = 8

5. Cost of subsequnt 8 sets of 10 movies each = 8 * (45 + 40 + 35 + 30 + 25 + 5 * 25)
=> 8 * (5 * (9 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 5) + 5 * 25)
=> 40 * (35 + 25)
=> 40 * 60
=> 2400 .... 2

6. Cost of remaining set of 5 movies as total is 95 = (45 + 40 + 35 + 30 + 25) = 175 .... 3

Adding 1, 2, 3 we get,

=> 500 + 2400 + 175
=> 3075

Now let us check the options,

A. 200×10+35×25 => 2875 => Wrong.

B. 60×25+45×3560×25+45×35 => 3075 => Correct.

C. 225×10+(30+5)(30−5)225×10+(30+5)(30−5) => 3125 => Wrong.

D. 225×10+(40+5)(30−5)225×10+(40+5)(30−5) => 3375 => Wrong.

E. 225×10+(40+5)(40−5) => 3825 => Wrong.

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