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In year Y imported machine tools accounted for 25 percent of total machine-tools sales in the United States, and Japanese imports accounted for 45 percent of the sales of imported machine tools. If the total sales of machine tools imported from Japan that year was x billion dollars, then the total sales of all machine tools in the United States was how many billion dollars?

A. 9x/80
B. 13x/20
C. 80/9x
D. 20x/13
E. 80x/9

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Let total machine-tools sales in the United States be \(T\).

Imported tools sales \(= \frac{25}{100}T\)

Japanese Imported tools sales \(= \frac{45}{100}* \frac{25}{100}T\)

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\(\frac{45}{100}* \frac{25}{100}T=x\)

\(T= \frac{100*100}{45*25}x =\frac{80}{9}x\)
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In year Y imported machine tools accounted for 25 percent of total machine-tools sales in the United States, and Japanese imports accounted for 45 percent of the sales of imported machine tools. If the total sales of machine tools imported from Japan that year was x billion dollars, then the total sales of all machine tools in the United States was how many billion dollars?

A. 9x/80
B. 13x/20
C. 80/9x
D. 20x/13
E. 80x/9



we are looking for the total sales of all machine tools ( either imported or produced in usa ).

\(\frac{x}{45}\)*100

=\(\frac{100x}{45}\)
this amount shows the total imported figure which is also 25% of all the machine's amount.

\(\frac{(100x}{45 )/ 25*100}\)

\(\frac{400x}{45}\)

\(\frac{80x}{9.}\)

The best answer is E.
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Re: In year Y imported machine tools accounted for 25 percent of total mac  [#permalink]

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New post 27 Nov 2018, 17:52
pushpitkc wrote:
In year Y imported machine tools accounted for 25 percent of total machine-tools sales in the United States, and Japanese imports accounted for 45 percent of the sales of imported machine tools. If the total sales of machine tools imported from Japan that year was x billion dollars, then the total sales of all machine tools in the United States was how many billion dollars?

A. 9x/80
B. 13x/20
C. 80/9x
D. 20x/13
E. 80x/9


Japanese imports = 1/4 * 9/20 * Total Imports = x
Total Imports = 80x/9
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