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07 Oct 2009, 21:01
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On a Saturday night, each of the rooms at a certain motel was rented for either \$40 or \$60. If 10 of the rooms that were rented for \$60 had instead been rented for \$40, then the total rent the motel charged for that night would have been reduced by 25 percent. What was the total rent the motel actually charged for that night ?
(A) \$600
(B) \$800
(C) \$1,000
(D) \$1,600
(E) \$2,400

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07 Oct 2009, 21:04
Well, if 10 rooms were charged \$40 instead of \$60, the total rent saved = \$200.
Total rent was reduced by 25% = \$200. So Previous rent was 200*4 = 800.
So B.

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07 Oct 2009, 21:08
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