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At the Trenchard Oaks apartment complex, a two-bedroom apartment costs 50% more to rent than a one-bedroom apartment. If Alex were to rent a two-bedroom apartment for x months it would cost him the same amount as it would to rent a one-bedroom for 12 months. What is x ?

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At the Trenchard Oaks apartment complex, a two-bedroom apartment costs 50% more to rent than a one-bedroom apartment. If Alex were to rent a two-bedroom apartment for x months it would cost him the same amount as it would to rent a one-bedroom for 12 months. What is x ?

A. 6
B. 8
C. 9
D. 10
E. 18


IMHO,
answer is B

1.5a* x= a*12
x= 8 months


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Let the rent for 1 bed room apartment = $100
So the rent for 2 bedroom apartment will be $100 x 50/100 = 150

1 bed room apartment for 12 months = 100x12 = $1200
2 bed room apartment for x months = 1200/150 = 8 months

Hence the answer is B
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Hi All,

We're told that a two-bedroom apartment costs 50% more to rent than a one-bedroom apartment. If Alex were to rent a two-bedroom apartment for X months it would cost him the same amount as it would to rent a one-bedroom for 12 months. We're asked for the value of X. This question can be solved in a couple of different ways. TESTing VALUES works really well (as ArjunJag1328 has shown); it can also be solved by TESTing THE ANSWERS.

Since a two-bedroom apartment costs 50% more than a one-bedroom apartment, we need to find a value for X that, when increased by 50%, equals 12. Since a 50% increase is NOT the same as DOUBLING a value, we can eliminate Answer A. Let's TEST Answer B first.

Answer B: 8 months
IF... X = 8, then 50% MORE than 8 would be (1.5)(8) = 12
This is an exact match for what we were told, so this must be the answer.

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