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If the price increased by x% from 2001 to 2002 and by y% from 2002 to 2003, what is the percentage increase from 2001 to 2003?

(1) xy = 30
(2) 100x + 100y + xy = 800
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Price in 2002=(1+x)*Price-in-2001

Price in 2003=(1+y)*Price-in-2002=(1+x)(1+y)*Price-in-2001=(1+x+y+xy)*Price-in-2001

So basically, we need to determine (1+x+y+xy), where x=X/100, y=Y/100. 1+X/100+Y/100+XY/10,000

St1: XY=30 - > Clearly Insufficient

St2: 100X+100Y+XY=800; => X+Y+XY/100 = 8 => X/100+Y/100+XY/10,000 = 0.08 That's what we wanted. Sufficient

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Many thanks for the explanation!!
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If the price increased by x% from 2001 to 2002 and by y% from 2002 to 2003, what is the percentage increase from 2001 to 2003?

(1) xy = 30
(2) 100x + 100y + xy = 800

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If the price increased by x% from 2001 to 2002 and by y% from 2002 to 2003, what is the percentage increase from 2001 to 2003?

The price in 2001 - $$p$$;
The price in 2002 - $$p*(1+\frac{x}{100})$$;
The price in 2003 - $$p*(1+\frac{x}{100})(1+\frac{y}{100})=p(1+\frac{y}{100}+\frac{x}{100}+\frac{xy}{10,000})$$;

The percentage increase from 2001 to 2003 is $$\frac{2003-2001}{2001}*100=x+y+\frac{xy}{100}$$.

(1) xy = 30. Not sufficient.

(2) 100x + 100y + xy = 800 --> divide both sides by 100: $$x+y+\frac{xy}{100}=8$$, directly gives the answer. Sufficient.

Answer: B.
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amitanand wrote:
If the price increased by x% from 2001 to 2002 and by y% from 2002 to 2003, what is the percentage increase from 2001 to 2003?

(1) xy = 30
(2) 100x + 100y + xy = 800

Let price, P be 100.

after x% increase, price P1 = 100+x

After y% further increase, price P2 = 100+x + (100+x)*(y/100)

% increase = Increase in price / original price = (p2-p)*100/p = (100 X +100Y+xy)/100.

B gives numerator value. so sufficient but A is not.
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