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# For every 3,256 widgets produced, exactly 16 are defective. At this ra

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For every 3,256 widgets produced, exactly 16 are defective. At this rate, how many widgets were produced during a period in which exactly 36 widgets were defective?

A. 3,256
B. 4,884
C. 7,326
D. 9,768
E. 14,652

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22 Nov 2018, 02:10
Bunuel wrote:
For every 3,256 widgets produced, exactly 16 are defective. At this rate, how many widgets were produced during a period in which exactly 36 widgets were defective?

A. 3,256
B. 4,884
C. 7,326
D. 9,768
E. 14,652

16 were defective in 3256

1 were defective in 3256/16

36 were defective in 3256*36/15 = 7326

C is our answer
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22 Nov 2018, 02:20
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Bunuel wrote:
For every 3,256 widgets produced, exactly 16 are defective. At this rate, how many widgets were produced during a period in which exactly 36 widgets were defective?

A. 3,256
B. 4,884
C. 7,326
D. 9,768
E. 14,652

defective rate per total : 3256/16
= 203.5
so for 36 defective widgets = 203.5*36= 7326 would have to be produced option C
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23 Nov 2018, 21:24
For every 3256 widgets -> 16 are defective.

So for 36 widgets to be defective, the no. of widgets to be produced are

$$\frac{36*3256}{16}$$

= 7326

OPTION: C
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