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Last year Brand X shoes were sold by dealers in 403 different regions worldwide, with an average (arithmetic mean) of 98 dealers per region. If last year these dealers sold an average of 2,488 pairs of Brand X shoes per dealer, which of the following is closest to the total number of pairs of Brand X shoes sold last year by the dealers worldwide?

A. 10^4
B. 10^5
C. 10^6
D. 10^7
E. 10^8



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Answer: E

Total shoes sold last year= 403*98*2488
Taking approximate values= 400*100*2500
=10^8

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Last year Brand X shoes were sold by dealers in 403 different regions worldwide, with an average (arithmetic mean) of 98 dealers per region. If last year these dealers sold an average of 2,488 pairs of Brand X shoes per dealer, which of the following is closest to the total number of pairs of Brand X shoes sold last year by the dealers worldwide?

A. 10^4
B. 10^5
C. 10^6
D. 10^7
E. 10^8



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403 regions
98 dealers per region
2488 pairs of shoes per dealer
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In total, 2488*98*403 pairs of shoes were sold last year.

\(2488 ≈ 2.5*10^{3}\),
\(98 ≈10^{2}\),
\(403 ≈ 4*10^{2}\)

---> \(2.5*10^{3}*10^{2}*4*10^{2}= (4*2.5)*10^{7}= 10^{8}\)

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Last year Brand X shoes were sold by dealers in 403 different regions worldwide, with an average (arithmetic mean) of 98 dealers per region. If last year these dealers sold an average of 2,488 pairs of Brand X shoes per dealer, which of the following is closest to the total number of pairs of Brand X shoes sold last year by the dealers worldwide?

A. 10^4
B. 10^5
C. 10^6
D. 10^7
E. 10^8



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Obviously, the total number of pairs

= 403 x 98 x 2488
~= 400 x 100 x 2500
= 4 x 10000 x 2500
= 10000 x 10000
= 10^8

Answer E
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Last year Brand X shoes were sold by dealers in 403 different regions worldwide, with an average (arithmetic mean) of 98 dealers per region. If last year these dealers sold an average of 2,488 pairs of Brand X shoes per dealer, which of the following is closest to the total number of pairs of Brand X shoes sold last year by the dealers worldwide?

A. 10^4
B. 10^5
C. 10^6
D. 10^7
E. 10^8


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Since the answer choices are very spread apart (each answer choice is 10 TIMES the previous answer choice), we can be very aggressive with our estimations

Last year Brand X shoes were sold by dealers in 403 different regions worldwide, with an average (arithmetic mean) of 98 dealers per region.
So, total number of dealers = (403)(98) ≈ (400)(100)

Dealers sold an average of 2,488 pairs of Brand X shoes per dealer
Total number of pairs of shoes sold ≈ (400)(100)(2488)
≈ (400)(100)(2500)
≈ (4)(100)(100)(25)(100)
≈ (100)(100)(100)(100)
≈ 100,000,000
≈ 10^8

Answer: E

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Last year Brand X shoes were sold by dealers in 403 different regions worldwide, with an average (arithmetic mean) of 98 dealers per region. If last year these dealers sold an average of 2,488 pairs of Brand X shoes per dealer, which of the following is closest to the total number of pairs of Brand X shoes sold last year by the dealers worldwide?

A. 10^4
B. 10^5
C. 10^6
D. 10^7
E. 10^8




The number of pairs of Brand X shoes sold last year was:

403 x 98 x 2,488,

which is approximately:

400 x 100 x 2,500 = 4 x 25 x 1,000,000 = 100 x 10^6 = 10^8

Answer: E
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There are total of 403 regions with an average of 98 dealers per region.

Therefore the total dealer = 403 x 98

And each dealer sold an average of 2,488 pairs of Brand X shoes.

Therefore the total pairs of Brand X sold = 403 x 98 x 2488

Approximately

≈ 400 x 100 x 2500

≈ (4 x 100) x 100 x (25 x 100)

≈ (4 x 25) x 100 x 100 x 100

≈ 100 x 100 x 100 x 100

≈ \(100^{8}\)
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