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At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of a pole that is 16 inches long? A) ​0.5 B) ​48 C) ​50 ​ D) 64 ​ E) 96 _________________ RC Moderator Joined: 24 Aug 2016 Posts: 675 Location: Canada Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Operations GMAT 1: 630 Q48 V28 GMAT 2: 540 Q49 V16 Re: At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs$3.00. At this r  [#permalink]

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04 Feb 2019, 03:18
1 foot = 12 inches ..... Hence, according to the Q.......

8 feet or 8*12 inches costs = 300 cents
Hence 1 inches costs = $$\frac{300}{{8*12}}$$ cents
Thus 16 inches costs = $$\frac{{300*16}}{{8*12}}$$ cents = 50 cents ......Ans C
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Re: At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this r [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Feb 2019, 03:34 Bunuel wrote: At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs$3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of a pole that is 16 inches long?

A) ​0.5

B) ​48

C) ​50 ​

D) 64 ​

E) 96

1 feet = 12inches
8 feet = 96 inches
cost of 1 inches = 3 $; 300 cents/ 96 cost of 16 inches 300* 16/ 96 = 50 IMOC _________________ If you liked my solution then please give Kudos. Kudos encourage active discussions. VP Status: It's near - I can see. Joined: 13 Apr 2013 Posts: 1400 Location: India Concentration: International Business, Operations Schools: INSEAD Jan '19 GMAT 1: 480 Q38 V22 GPA: 3.01 WE: Engineering (Real Estate) At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs$3.00. At this r  [#permalink]

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04 Feb 2019, 23:06
Bunuel wrote:
At Leo’s Lumberyard, an 8-foot long wooden pole costs $3.00. At this rate, what is the cost, in cents, of a pole that is 16 inches long? A) ​0.5 B) ​48 C) ​50 ​ D) 64 ​ E) 96 We know 8 - feet = 12*8 = 96 inches$3.00 = 100*3 = 300 cents

$$\frac{96}{300}$$ = $$\frac{16}{X}$$

X = 50 cents

Hence (C)

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