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In western Europe, x bicycles were sold in each of the years 1990 and 1993. The bicycle producers of Western Europe had a 42 percent share of this market in 1990 and a 33 percent share in 1993. Which of the following represents the decrease in the annual number of bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993?

A) 9% of (x/100) B) 14% of (x/100) C) 75% of (x/100) D) 9% of x E) 14% of x

In western Europe, x bicycles were sold in each of the years 1990 and 1993. The bicycle producers of Western Europe had a 42 percent share of this market in 1990 and a 33 percent share in 1993. Which of the following represents the decrease in the annual number of bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993?

A) 9% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) B) 14% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) C) 75% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) D) 9% of x E) 14% of x

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17 Jun 2016, 06:36

Though Question is Easy but the language of question is highly Convoluted, and i guess this is the problem with me only or language of the question is actually hard.

Moreover is't question actually asking the the difference between the {(Quantity Produced + Quantity Sold ) in 1990 - (Quantity Produced + Quantity Sold ) in 1993}

Though the Quantity sold in both the years is same it actually boils down to (Quantity Produced in 1990 ) in (Quantity Produced in 1993)

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28 Oct 2016, 22:07

chetan2u wrote:

AbdurRakib wrote:

In western Europe, x bicycles were sold in each of the years 1990 and 1993. The bicycle producers of Western Europe had a 42 percent share of this market in 1990 and a 33 percent share in 1993. Which of the following represents the decrease in the annual number of bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993?

A) 9% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) B) 14% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) C) 75% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) D) 9% of x E) 14% of x

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04 Nov 2016, 08:14

deeksha6 wrote:

chetan2u wrote:

AbdurRakib wrote:

In western Europe, x bicycles were sold in each of the years 1990 and 1993. The bicycle producers of Western Europe had a 42 percent share of this market in 1990 and a 33 percent share in 1993. Which of the following represents the decrease in the annual number of bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993?

A) 9% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) B) 14% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) C) 75% of (\(\frac{x}{100}\)) D) 9% of x E) 14% of x

The decrease has been from 42% of x to 33% of x = 9% of x...

Remember we are looking for NUMBER and 9% of x will give us answer in NUMBER... do not fall for A

D

Can you plx explain why is the follwoingequation not correct

0.42x-0.33x[fraction]0.42x[/fraction][*]100?

The question is asking for the change in number of bikes sold, 0.42x is the number in 1990 and 0.33x is the number in 1993. so their difference is the answer.

In western Europe, x bicycles were sold in each of the years 1990 and 1993. The bicycle producers of Western Europe had a 42 percent share of this market in 1990 and a 33 percent share in 1993. Which of the following represents the decrease in the annual number of bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993?

A) 9% of (x/100) B) 14% of (x/100) C) 75% of (x/100) D) 9% of x E) 14% of x

We are given that in 1990 the bicycle producers in Western Europe produced and sold 42 percent of the bicycles in that market, and in 1993 they produced and sold 33 percent of the bicycles in that market.

Thus, they produced 0.42(x) bicycles in 1990, and 0.33(x) bicycles in 1993.

The decrease in bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993 was:

0.42(x) - 0.33(x) = 0.09x or 9 percent of x.

Answer: D
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01 Aug 2017, 07:02

Bunuel wrote:

In western Europe, x bicycles were sold in each of the years 1990 and 1993. The bicycle producers of Western Europe had a 42 percent share of this market in 1990 and a 33 percent share in 1993. Which of the following represents the decrease in the annual number of bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993?

A) 9% of (x/100) B) 14% of (x/100) C) 75% of (x/100) D) 9% of x E) 14% of x

Can we expect such convoluted wordings in the real exam? The way the question is worded, it is asking for 2 things: decrease in X and Y.X= # of bicycles produced. Y= # of bicycles sold. Also, the phrase 'from 1990 to 1993' just makes it even more wordy.

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06 Sep 2017, 21:08

This cannot be an official question language is very confusing or has not been reproduced correctly-"Which of the following represents the decrease in the annual number of bicycles produced and sold in Western Europe from 1990 to 1993?"- This means cycle industry has shrunk? but the information is about the western Europe manufacturers. The answer though could be following if the question is worded right. Lets us say in 1990 the no of bicycles sold was x=100 and with 42% of Market share(MS) the units sold is 42 1993 the no of bicycles sold was again 100 than 33% with MS is 33. The difference is 9 of 100(X).

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