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# In 1982, if the 1.8 billion dollars collected as child support payment

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In 1982, if the 1.8 billion dollars collected as child support payments was only 10 percent of the total court-ordered payments due, approximately how many billion dollars of court-ordered payments for child support were not collected?

(A) 1.6
(B) 14.4
(C) 16.2
(D) 17.2
(E) 18.0

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18 Jul 2018, 00:33
10% - 1.8
100℅ - 18%

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Updated on: 18 Jul 2018, 04:10
Bunuel wrote:
In 1982, if the 1.8 billion dollars collected as child support payments was only 10 percent of the total court-ordered payments due, approximately how many billion dollars of court-ordered payments for child support were not collected?

Let,
Total = X
10/100 of X = 1.8
0.1 * X = 1.8
X = 1.8 / 0.1
X = 18

Now,
Amount not collected = Total - Amount collected
= 18 - 1.8
= 16.2

Hence, C.
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Originally posted by sudarshan22 on 18 Jul 2018, 00:40.
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18 Jul 2018, 03:03
Bunuel wrote:
In 1982, if the 1.8 billion dollars collected as child support payments was only 10 percent of the total court-ordered payments due, approximately how many billion dollars of court-ordered payments for child support were not collected?

(A) 1.6
(B) 14.4
(C) 16.2
(D) 17.2
(E) 18.0

Note :

10% of the total court ordered payments = 1.8 bl (collected)

Not collected : 90% of the total payments.

So,

(1.8/10)*90 =16.2 bl

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18 Jul 2018, 03:12
sudarshan22 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
In 1982, if the 1.8 billion dollars collected as child support payments was only 10 percent of the total court-ordered payments due, approximately how many billion dollars of court-ordered payments for child support were not collected?

Let,
X = Amount not collected
10/100 of X = 1.8
0.1 * X = 1.8
X = 1.8 / 0.1
X = 18

Hence, E.

Hey bro, I think 1.8 bl is collected and is 10% of the total court order payments. So, 90% is still due. Kindly check and make me clear. thanks.
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18 Jul 2018, 04:15
selim wrote:
Hey bro, I think 1.8 bl is collected and is 10% of the total court order payments. So, 90% is still due. Kindly check and make me clear. thanks.

My bad that I missed the crux of the problem , have always been sucker at multitasking.

Thanks for mentioning it @selim, I have rectified the post per se
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18 Jul 2018, 05:37

Solution

Given:
• In 1982, 1.8 billion dollars collected as child support payments was only 10 percent of the total court-ordered payments dues.

To find:
• How many billion dollars of court-ordered payments for child support were not collected.

Approach and Working:

• 10% of the due amount= 1.8 billion dollars
o Hence, 100% court-ordered payments for child support= \$18 billion
o Hence, the amount that were not collected= 18-1.8= \$16.2 billion

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

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18 Jul 2018, 07:36
Bunuel wrote:
In 1982, if the 1.8 billion dollars collected as child support payments was only 10 percent of the total court-ordered payments due, approximately how many billion dollars of court-ordered payments for child support were not collected?

(A) 1.6
(B) 14.4
(C) 16.2
(D) 17.2
(E) 18.0

10% represents 1.80 billion dollars

So, 100% represents 18.0 billion dollars, Answer must be (E)
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