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If it is assumed that 60 percent of those who receive a questionnaire by mail will respond and 300 responses are needed, what is the minimum number of questionnaires that should be mailed?

(A) 400
(B) 420
(C) 480
(D) 500
(E) 600

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60 percent of those who receive a questionnaire by mail will respond
Rewrite as: 60 percent of receivers = responders
We want 300 responders, so rewrite as: 60 percent of receivers = 300
60% of what = 300?

Option #1) Check answer choices
A) 400
60% of 400 = 240 (nope, we want 300)
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D) 500
60% of 500 = 300...works!!


Or option #2) algebra
60% of x = 300
0.6x = 300
x = 300/0.6
= 500
= D


Or...
60% of x = 300
0.6x = 300
(3/5)x = 300
x = (5/3)300
= 500
= D

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given: 60% will respond, so 300 is the 60% of the x questionnaires sent.
then x=300*100/60=500

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Minimum no of mail to be sent for getting 300 responses at 60%

= 300/0.6 = 500 Ans

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Bunuel wrote:
If it is assumed that 60 percent of those who receive a questionnaire by mail will respond and 300 responses are needed, what is the minimum number of questionnaires that should be mailed?

(A) 400
(B) 420
(C) 480
(D) 500
(E) 600

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Let c be the number of questionnaires mailed
We need 300 responses
So 60% of c should be equal to 300
60/100*c=300
C=30000/60
C=500
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300 *100/60 = 500

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Bunuel wrote:
If it is assumed that 60 percent of those who receive a questionnaire by mail will respond and 300 responses are needed, what is the minimum number of questionnaires that should be mailed?

(A) 400
(B) 420
(C) 480
(D) 500
(E) 600

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60%*x=300 ===> 60/100 * x= 300

300*100 / 60 = x

x=500

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If it is assumed that 60 percent of those who receive a questionnaire by mail will respond and 300 responses are needed, what is the minimum number of questionnaires that should be mailed?

(A) 400
(B) 420
(C) 480
(D) 500
(E) 600

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If 300 is 60%, then 100% would be= 300*100/60= 500

D is the answer
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60/100 = 300
then 30000/60 = 500
Hence Answer is 500
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If it is assumed that 60 percent of those who receive a questionnaire by mail will respond and 300 responses are needed, what is the minimum number of questionnaires that should be mailed?

(A) 400
(B) 420
(C) 480
(D) 500
(E) 600


If we let x = the number of questionnaires that should be mailed, then x must satisfy 0.6x = 300. Then, x = 300/0.6 = 500.

Answer: D
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One of the most overlooked ways to solve such questions is "Guess and Check". If we look at this question, we can see that the easiest option to attack is (D) 500:

500 is half of 1000. So 60% of 1000 = 600, and hence 600% of 500 (which is half of 1000) will be 300 ----> our answer (D).
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Consider X as the number of questionnaires mailed. 300 is the minimum of answers we need. So, let's fix our equation with 300 as the total needed. Therefore, the total number of questionnaires mailed multiplied by 60 % (minimum of answers assumed) should equal our needed number (300).

X(60/100)=300

- You can take 0s out and add them again at the end to make the calculations easier-

X(6/10)=30
X(6)=30*10
X=300/6
X=50

- Adding the 0 again-

X=500

Answer: D
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If it is assumed that 60 percent of those who receive a questionnaire by mail will respond and 300 responses are needed, what is the minimum number of questionnaires that should be mailed?

A good tool to have in your quant toolkit is facility with percentage to fraction conversion for round number percentages.

You can easily memorize 5% = 1/20, 10% = 1/10, and 20% = 1/5, and once you have those three memorized, the rest follow.

For instance:

10% = 1/10

20% = 1/5

50% = 5/10 = 1/2

60% = 3/5

95% = 19/20

To answer this question, we can use percentage to fraction conversion in the following extremely simple and fast way.

300 = 60% of the total we need = 3/5 of the total

300 = 3/5 --> 100 = 1/5

The total is therefore 5 x 100 = 500.

The correct answer is D.
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