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In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the consumer for the production of 6 ounces of frozen orange juice went to the farmer?

(A) 3/11
(B) 1/3
(C) 4/9
(D) 5/9
(E) 3/5
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In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the consumer for the production of 6 ounces of frozen orange juice went to the farmer?

(A) 3/11
(B) 1/3
(C) 4/9
(D) 5/9
(E) 3/5

Since we are dealing with percents only no need to use $0.7 at all. In 1980 44.4% of the cost to the consumer went to the farmer. Now, 44.4% is a little less than 1/2, so the answer must be 4/9 (basically the questions asks to transform 44.4% into a fraction). Answer: C. _________________ Intern Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA, AEA Joined: 27 May 2011 Posts: 15 Location: United States Concentration: Technology, Strategy GMAT Date: 04-20-2013 WE: Performing Arts (Entertainment and Sports) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 10 [1] , given: 20 Re: In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the [#permalink] Show Tags 05 Feb 2013, 15:17 1 This post received KUDOS boomtangboy wrote: In 1980, approximately what fraction of the cost to the consumer for the production of 6 ounces of frozen orange juice went to the farmer? (A) 3/11 (B) 1/3 (C) 4/9 (D) 5/9 (E) 3/5 Attachment: The cost to the consumer.png It can help to memorize basic fraction conversions for situations just like this. For instance: Since 1/9 = 0.111 = 11.1% ==> 4/9 = 0.444 = 44.4% went to the Farmer. Therefore, C is the correct choice. 4/9 _________________ "How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a weary world." - Shakespeare VP Status: There is always something new !! Affiliations: PMI,QAI Global,eXampleCG Joined: 08 May 2009 Posts: 1331 Followers: 17 Kudos [?]: 254 [0], given: 10 Re: Orange juice Production [#permalink] Show Tags 07 Apr 2012, 23:04 In 1980, 100 % =$0.7
thus, 44.4 % = (0.7 / 100)* 44.4 ( < 0.5)

Hence only B and C prevail.

Since C is closer to 0.5 than B (0.333) hence C it is.
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