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At a Lumberyard, an 8 foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of pole that is 16 inch long? (1 foot = 12 inches) A. 0.5 B. 48 C. 50 D. 64 E. 96 _________________ MBA Section Director Affiliations: GMATClub Joined: 22 May 2017 Posts: 2560 GPA: 4 WE: Engineering (Computer Software) Re: At a Lumberyard, an 8 foot long wooden pole costs$3.00. At this rate,  [#permalink]

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19 Jul 2018, 23:51
8 foot long wooden pole costs $3.00 => 8 foot long wooden pole costs 300 cents => 8 * 12 = 96 inches long wooden pole costs 300 cents => 1 inch long wooden pole costs $$\frac{300}{96}$$ cents => 16 inches long wooden pole costs $$16 * \frac{300}{96}$$ = 50 cents Hence option C _________________ VP Joined: 31 Oct 2013 Posts: 1393 Concentration: Accounting, Finance GPA: 3.68 WE: Analyst (Accounting) Re: At a Lumberyard, an 8 foot long wooden pole costs$3.00. At this rate,  [#permalink]

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19 Jul 2018, 23:53
Bunuel wrote:
At a Lumberyard, an 8 foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of pole that is 16 inch long? (1 foot = 12 inches) A. 0.5 B. 48 C. 50 D. 64 E. 96 1 foot equal to 12 inches 8 foot equal to (8*12) = 96 inches. Now, 96 inches pool costs 300 cents 1 inches pool costs 300/96 16 inches pool costs (300/96)*16 = 50 cents The best answer is C. Retired Moderator Joined: 30 Jan 2015 Posts: 805 Location: India Concentration: Operations, Marketing GPA: 3.5 Re: At a Lumberyard, an 8 foot long wooden pole costs$3.00. At this rate,  [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2018, 01:51
Bunuel wrote:
At a Lumberyard, an 8 foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of pole that is 16 inch long? (1 foot = 12 inches) 1$ = 100 Cents
1 Foot = 12 Inches

Let, X = Cost, in cents, of pole that is 16 inch long

Therefore,
Rate1 = Rate2
8 Foot / 3 $= 16 Inch / X 8 * 12 Inches / 3 * 100 Cents = 16 Inch / X X = 50 Cents Hence, C. _________________ The few, the fearless ! Thanks Re: At a Lumberyard, an 8 foot long wooden pole costs$3.00. At this rate,   [#permalink] 20 Jul 2018, 01:51
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