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During a one day sale, a store sold each sweater of a certain type for $30 more than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. How many of these sweaters were sold during the sale? (1) During the sale, the total revenue from the sale of these sweaters was $270. (2) During the sale, the store sold each of these sweaters at a price that was 50% greater than the store's cost to purchase each sweater.
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Originally posted by netcaesar on 01 Feb 2008, 12:14.
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WishMasterUA wrote: During a one day sale, a store sold each sweater of a certain type for $30 more than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. How many of these sweaters were sold during the sale?
(1) During the sale, the total revenue from the sale of these sweaters was $270.
(2) During the sale, the store sold each of these sweaters at a price that was 50% greater than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. During a one day sale, a store sold each sweater of a certain type for $30 more than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. How many of thses sweaters were sold during the sale?(1) During the sale, the total revenue from the sale of these sweaters was $270. (2) During the sale, the store sold each of these sweaters at a price that was 50% greater than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. Given: \(p=c+30\) (1) Revenue = price * # of sweaters sold > \(270=p*n=(c+30)n\). Not sufficient to determine \(n\). (2) \(p=1.5c=c+30\) > \(c=60\). Not sufficient. (1)+(2) \(c=60\) and \(270=(c+30)n=90n\) > \(n=3\). Sufficient. Answer: C.
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WishMasterUA wrote: During a one day sale, a store sold each sweater of a certain type for 30$ more than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. How many of these sweaters were sold during the sale?
1) During the sale, total revenue from of these sweaters was 270$.
2) During the sale, the store sold each of these sweaters at a price that was 50% greater tan the store's cost to purchase each sweater. S = selling price C = cost price \Question tells us S= C+30 st 1 = Selling price * no of sweaters = 270.............. insufficient st 2 = S = 1.5C using information from question 1.5 C = C+30 0.5C = 30 C = 60 S =90 but no clue on revenue or number of sweaters sold. ............. insufficient together 90* no of sweaters = 270 no of sweater = 3 sufficient hence C




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01 Feb 2008, 13:59
netcaesar wrote: During a one day sale, a store sold each sweater of a certain type for $30 more than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. how many of those sweaters were sold during the sale?
1) During the sale the total revenue from sale of these sweaters was $270 2) During the sale, the store sold each of these sweaters at a price that was 50% greater than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. (C) Sale price = $30 + Cost price, or S = $30 + C 1) Insufficient. Each sweater could have been sold for 60 or 230. If n sweaters were sold, we have n*S = 270 2) Insufficient. 50% greater = $30, hence or S = 1.5*C Plugging this in the first equation, we get S = 90, C = 60. But we still don't have n. Combining (1) & (2): n*90 = 270 or n = 3
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01 Feb 2008, 14:02
netcaesar wrote: During a one day sale, a store sold each sweater of a certain type for $30 more than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. how many of those sweaters were sold during the sale?
1) During the sale the total revenue from sale of these sweaters was $270 2) During the sale, the store sold each of these sweaters at a price that was 50% greater than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. 1: revenue = profits  cost. 270$=(x+30)z z is the number of sweaters. we have two unknowns and only 1 equation insuff. 2: x= cost. x+30=1.5x > x=60 Thus total price is 90$. Insuff though b/c we dont know the revenue. Together: 90z=270 > z=3 C



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29 May 2011, 10:52
Given: S = C + 30 [S = Sales, c = cost] (1) NS=270 [N = number of sales] So, (c + 30) x N = 270, N is unknown, Insufficient. (2) c+30 = 150%c, C can be calculated from the equation, but we need N=? Insufficient. C= 60 Considering C (60+30) x N = 270 N = 3
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23 Oct 2012, 05:23
Could you please explain : Revenue = price * # of sweaters sold > . Not sufficient to determine .
here We can consider Revenue is selling price  cost price , Can we ?



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amitvmane wrote: Could you please explain : Revenue = price * # of sweaters sold > . Not sufficient to determine .
here We can consider Revenue is selling price  cost price , Can we ? The total revenue from the sale is (price per unit) * (# of units sold). (Selling price per unit)  (Cost price per unit) = (Gross profit from one unit).
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Bunuel wrote: aiming4mba wrote: I didn't follow this one. could someone explain this? During a one day sale, a store sold each sweater of a certain type for $30 more than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. How many of thses sweaters were sold during the sale?(1) During the sale, the total revenue from the sale of these sweaters was $270. (2) During the sale, the store sold each of these sweaters at a price that was 50% greater than the store's cost to purchase each sweater. Given: \(p=c+30\) (1) Revenue = price * # of sweaters sold > \(270=p*n=(c+30)n\). Not sufficient to determine \(n\). (2) \(p=1.5c=c+30\) > \(c=60\). Not sufficient. (1)+(2) \(c=60\) and \(270=(c+30)n=90n\) > \(n=3\). Sufficient. Answer: C. Dear Bunuel,I follow the below way to answer the above question and I do not know what is the wrong in my way? we have that (Selling price per unit)  (Cost price per unit) = (Gross profit from one unit)= 30 270= (Selling price per unit  Cost price per unit)*# of sweaters sold 270= 30*# of sweaters sold So # of sweaters sold = 270/30



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Hi 23a2012, In your calculation, you're using the PROFIT to determine the number of sweaters sold, but the $270 mentioned in Fact 1 is based on the REVENUE. The equation is supposed to be: $270 = (Sale price per sweater)(number of sweaters). GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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07 Jan 2020, 13:34
I feel confused,
For each sweater, the store can earn $30, so if we can get the revenue is $270, why we cannot say that they sold out 9 sweaters?



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07 Jan 2020, 14:59
Hi haodong, You're confusing REVENUE with PROFIT. The prompt tells us that the PROFIT per sweater sold is $30. The information in Fact 1 tells us that the REVENUE generated was $270. IF.... each sweater sold for $90, then $270/$90 = 3 sweaters were sold (and the profit was 3($30) = $90) each sweater sold for $45, then $270/$45 = 6 sweaters were sold (and the profit was 6($30) = $180) GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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Bunuel chetan2u VeritasKarishmaIsnt it true if the price is more than $30, there can only be one price for the sweater i.e. 90 given the number of sweaters sold have to be an integer. Unless he sells one sweater for $270 but the question states how many sweaters?



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Hi gmatapprentice, To answer your immediate question: YES  the number of sweaters MUST be an integer (for example, you can't buy "1/7 of a sweater" in these types of questions). In my post (directly above yours), I included 2 different examples in which the selling price of a sweater was MORE than $30. There's actually another option though: IF... each sweater sold for $135, then $270/$135 = 2 sweaters were sold (and the profit was 2($30) = $60) GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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