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# An appliance store sells two sizes of air conditioners, an

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An appliance store sells two sizes of air conditioners, an 8,000 BTU air conditioner for \$235 and a 14,000 BTU air conditioner for \$465. If, during a certain sale, the store sold 3 more of the 8,000 BTU models than 14,000 BTU models and generated revenues of \$3,495, how many air conditioners did it sell?
(A) 3
(B) 6
(C) 9
(D) 12
(E) 13

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23 Feb 2005, 12:11
If X is 14000 BTU, then X+3 is for 8000 BTU

465 X + 235(X+3) = 3495

X = 558/140 ~ 4....weird

X + 3 ~ 7.....weird

Last edited by banerjeea_98 on 23 Feb 2005, 12:48, edited 1 time in total.

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24 Feb 2005, 07:35
Everyone has problem??
I guess this one has typo b/c I couldn't find the answer either.

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24 Feb 2005, 12:26
HEY I GET THE ANSWER AS X=978/140 WHICH IS NOT A WHOLE NO.??
SOMETHG WRONG!!!

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24 Feb 2005, 15:44
i got that question on one of the ARCO gmat tests and couldnt figure it out for the life of me. i was solving it the same way as everyone else too. now I feel a lot better about that one. you can try and back solve it and it won't come out either.

Answer C would be 235(6) + 465(3)= 2805
Answer D wont work bc you cant get a difference of 3 b/w the 2
9+3=12 (difference is 6)
8+4=12 (difference is 4)
7+5=12 (difference is 2)

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24 Feb 2005, 16:06
This problem is from Peterson Master the GMAT 2005 software. So far I faced 2 problems with wrong answer choices or typo already. This is one of them.

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25 Feb 2005, 07:05
thats the cd I mean its blue and yellow. doesnt it say ARCO Master the GMAT CAT on it? If so how well have you done on the CAT's on that CD?

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25 Feb 2005, 13:13
Well 235x + 465(x-3) = 3495

x = no. of 8000 BTU m/c sold

=>700x =4890
=> x ~ 7

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Re: PS - appliance store [#permalink]

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25 Feb 2005, 16:17
Answer is (C), question needs to be changed to "the store sold 3 less of the 8,000 BTU models than 14,000 BTU models".

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Re: PS - appliance store   [#permalink] 25 Feb 2005, 16:17
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