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Bunuel wrote: An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November?
A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 if its prevoius november (before discount) then price is $470. but if its November of next year then 16% discount on $470=470(116/100)=$394.8 again a corrected raised price of 10% over $394.5=394.5(1+10/100)=457.968~$458 Ans A



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30 Jun 2016, 08:29
Not sure if the question is clear (which November it refers to,the one before discount or the one that comes).
So the November before the Christmas, it's B 470$ If the November after the discount and hike will be A : 458 (470* 0.84 * 1.16 , 0.84 for discount and 1.16 for the hike later)



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30 Jun 2016, 08:33
Bunuel wrote: An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November?
A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 Price after discount and again raising by 16%= 470 * 82/100 * 116/100 We don't really need to multiply the whole expression. The units digit of this expression will be '8' , and only option A has 8 as units digit. Hence A is the answer
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Bunuel wrote: An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November?
A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 If a number N is decreased first by x% and increased next by y%, then the total percent change is : ( Successive discount )
( x + y  x y/100)% Here X = 16 % decrease , Y = +16 % increase => 16 + 16  16 * 16 /100. =>  2.56 =>  2.5 ( approx) Now  2.5 % ( 470 ) =>  25/1000 ( 470 ) =>  11.75 =>  12 ( approx) > discount So, there is 12 $ decrease in the actual 470 => 458..Choice A.



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Bunuel wrote: An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November?
A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 Logically also if u see then the discounted price is much greater than the raised price ...so any option lesser than actual price will be the most probable contender Here in this case only one value..ie 458 exists thus Ans A



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16 Jan 2017, 14:22
Bunuel wrote: An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November?
A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 Original price: $470 During holiday 16% of 470 is 75.2 So the discounted price was = 47075.2= 394.8 After holiday: Price it hiked by 16% from the current price 394.8 so 16% of 394.8 = 63.168 So the price is = 394.8+63.168 = 457.9 = 458 Answer is A Took me a while to do this manually.



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I approached the problem this way: 470*0,84*1,16=470*0,9744 is less than 470=> A (458$)



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An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November? A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 Cost of AC = $470 On Christmas discount of 16% = 84% of 470 = \(\frac{84}{100}\) x 470 = $394.8 After six months price raised by 16% = 116% of 394.8 = \(\frac{116}{100}\) x 394.8 = 457.968 = (Approximately) = $ 458Answer A..._________________ Kindly press "+1 Kudos" to appreciate



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Whenever we increase a number by x%, then decrease it by x% (OR first decrease it by x%, then increase it by x%), there is always a Net decrease, which is given by (x^2)/100 %
So the price of air conditioning unit will decrease overall by 16^2/100 % OR 2.56%
But even if we don't do this calculation here, we know that final price has to be less than initial price of $470. So required answer must be < 470
Only one option, Option A. Answer is A



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24 May 2017, 00:35
This can be solved without calculation:
Hence, Option A.
Explanation: Logic : if we reduce the item price first and the increase the price of same item than the result is reduced price.
For example: Let the CP of an article be = 100 reduce = 10% = 90 (new price after decrease) Increase = 10% (99 new price after increase )
Result = 100  99 = 1 % less.
Therefore answer will be less than $470. There is only one option (A).



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Bunuel wrote: An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November?
A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 Effective percentage increase/decrease is \(+16  16 \frac{16*16}{100} = 2.56\)% So, The price of the AC unit is 100 \( \frac{2.56}{100}*470 ~ 458\) Thus, the correct answer must be $ 458 Hence, the answer must be (A) 458
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Bunuel wrote: An airconditioning unit costs $470. On December there was a discount for Christmas of 16%. Six months later, the holiday season was over so the company raised the price of the airconditioning by 16%. How much will an airconditioning unit cost in November?
A. $458 B. $470 C. $472 D. $484 E. $491 We can create the following expression: (470)(0.84)(1.16) = (470)(84/100)(116/100) = (470)(21/25)(29/25) = (94)(21/5)(29/25) ≈ 458 Alternate solution: We should know that given a positive value, if this value is decreased by p percent and later increased by p percent (i.e., the same percentage), the new value will be always less than the original value. For example, let’s say we decrease the number 100 by 10 percent and then increase the result by 10 percent, the new value is 100 x 0.9 x 1.1 = 90 x 1.1 = 99, which is less than the original value of 100. Since in this problem we decrease 470 by the same percentage (16%) as we increase it, the new number should be less than 470. Since the only number in the given answer choices less than 470 is 458, 458 is the correct answer. Answer: A
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