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During the second quarter of 1984, a total of 2,976,000 domestic cars were sold. If this was 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter of 1984, how many were sold during the first quarter ? A. 714,240 B. 2,261,760 C. 2,400,000 D. 3,690,240 E. 3,915,790
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Let number of cars sold in 1st quarter = x Number of cars sold in 2nd quarter = 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter = (1 + 24/100)x = 1.24 x 1.24 x = 2,976,000 => x = 2,400,000 So, answer will be C Hope it helps! CharmiShah wrote: During the second quarter of 1984, a total of 2,976,000 domestic cars were sold. If this was 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter of 1984, how many were sold during the first quarter ?
A. 714,240 B. 2,261,760 C. 2,400,000 D. 3,690,240 E. 3,915,790
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CharmiShah wrote: During the second quarter of 1984, a total of 2,976,000 domestic cars were sold. If this was 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter of 1984, how many were sold during the first quarter ?
A. 714,240 B. 2,261,760 C. 2,400,000 D. 3,690,240 E. 3,915,790 straight equation 124x/100=2976000.. x=2400000.. C
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Hi CharmiShah, You'll see a couple of questions on Test Day that are essentially built around the idea of estimation (and NOT longwinded calculations). Sometimes the question writers literally tell you to estimate (look for the word "approximately" in the question). Here, even though we're not told to estimate, the numbers in the prompt and the 'spread' of the answer choices hint HEAVILY that you can take that approach here. 2,976,000 cars can be 'rounded off' to 3,000,000 24% can be 'rounded off' to 25% (or 1/4) The question can be translated into the following: A 25% increase of what number equals 3,000,000.... In algebraic terms, we would have... (1.25)(X) = 3,000,000 Based on the given answer choices, there's only one answer that's close.... Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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Answer = C = 2400000 \(2976000 * \frac{100}{124} = 2400000\)
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CharmiShah wrote: During the second quarter of 1984, a total of 2,976,000 domestic cars were sold. If this was 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter of 1984, how many were sold during the first quarter ?
A. 714,240 B. 2,261,760 C. 2,400,000 D. 3,690,240 E. 3,915,790 In second quarter, the same was 24% GREATER. Thus, any option greater than the states value 2,976,000 is WRONG. This rules out D and E. It is easy to deduce that 24% of A cannot be equal to 2,976,000. A is OUT. Options left are B and C. B seems complicated with the computation. So lets check for C. 24% = 124/100. We just need to check for the first few digits. So, we check for 124*24 = 2976. Answer option C is correct.
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Cars sold in Q2 2976,000 Assume cares sold in Q1 x equation formed 1.24X = 2976,000 Use PITA: Plugin Aswers: A is too low. D and E is high and could not possible. Eliminate answers. Come down to 5050 choice. Plugin Answer C In 2400,000 * 1.24 last digits 4 * 4 = 16. 6 match with 297 6,000 where as Answer value last digit 6 * 4 =24 4 does not match with 297 6,000 So, without even making large calculation, Answer C is correct.
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best approach is to think logically... if 2.9mln is 1.24 of smth, then clearly that smth will be less than 2.9mln. D and E are right away eliminated. since 24% is not that much, I would suspect the number to be somewhere in the 2mlns+ A is out. we are already down to 2 answer choices...50% of guessing the right answer...not bad! let's take 2.4 mln, since it's an even number 240,000 will be 10% 480,000 will be 20% so +20% will be 2,880,000 i say pretty close. B would be too little, therefore, C is the answer!



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CharmiShah wrote: During the second quarter of 1984, a total of 2,976,000 domestic cars were sold. If this was 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter of 1984, how many were sold during the first quarter ?
A. 714,240 B. 2,261,760 C. 2,400,000 D. 3,690,240 E. 3,915,790 We are given that 2,976,000 sold is 24% greater than the number of cars sold in the first quarter. If we let q = the number of cars sold in the first quarter, then: 1.24q = 2,976,000 q = 2,976,000/1.24 q = 2,400,000 Answer: C
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