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# In a certain year the UN's total expenditure were $1.6  post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message Manager Joined: 30 Jul 2007 Posts: 129 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0 In a certain year the UN's total expenditure were$1.6 [#permalink]

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In a certain year the UN's total expenditure were $1.6 billion. Of this amount, 67.8% was paid by the 6 highest-contributing countries, and the balance was paid by the remaining 153 countries. Was Country X among the 6 highest-contributing countries? (1) 56% of the total expenditures was paid by the 4 highest-contributing countries, each of which paid more than Country X. (2) Country X paid 4.8% of the total expenditures. Manager Joined: 30 Jul 2007 Posts: 129 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0 Re: SZ-DS - UN expenditure [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Oct 2008, 19:37 aim2010 wrote: E umm, yeah, i already knew that. but why? Intern Joined: 29 Sep 2008 Posts: 46 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0 Re: SZ-DS - UN expenditure [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Oct 2008, 20:13 sarzan wrote: aim2010 wrote: E umm, yeah, i already knew that. but why? I - Top 4 are more than X means that X could be in the 5th or 6th, or even in the remaining 153 II - with simple maths 4.8 could be adjusted in the lower 5 of the top 6 or anywhere in remaining 153 I & II - 67.8 - 56 = 11.8 which is 5th + 6th. X can be 6th with 4.8 or below 6th with 5th and 6th being 5.9 and 5.9, or slightly off. thus insuff. Re: SZ-DS - UN expenditure [#permalink] 02 Oct 2008, 20:13 Display posts from previous: Sort by # In a certain year the UN's total expenditure were$1.6

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