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Mike, Sarah and David decided to club together to buy a present. Each
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30 Dec 2014, 07:43
Answer C. We know that Sarah negotiated a discount of 20%, so each of them paid $4 less. Since there are three people, the 20% of the original price amounts to $12. 5 times 12$ is 60$, so the original price, before Sarah negotiated the discount, had been $60. They paid $12 less than the base price, so they spent $48.
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30 Dec 2014, 19:43
Answer = C. 48 .......................... Mike .................. Sarah ................ David .............. Total Initial Contr............ x .......................... x ................... x ....................... 3x 4 discount ........... x4 ........................... x4 ................ x4 .................. \(\frac{80}{100} * 3x\) (20% discount) Setting up the equation \(3x12 = 3x * \frac{4}{5}\) x = 20 x  4 = 16 3(x4) = 16*3 = 48
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30 Dec 2014, 21:56
20 % = 4 * 3 = 12 Gift Cost = 80 % = 4 * 12 = 48 Answer C
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31 Dec 2014, 13:18
Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Mike, Sarah and David decided to club together to buy a present. Each of them gave equal amount of money. Luckily Sarah negotiated a 20% discount for the present so that each of them paid 4 dollars less. How much did they pay for a present? A. 20 B. 36 C. 48 D. 60 E. 72 Kudos for a correct solution.Original Price x = 100% Discount d = 20% Final Price = 80% Each of them saved 20% of what they had which is equal to $4 each. So total saving = 12$(20%) so 80% equal to 4*12 = $48 C
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31 Dec 2014, 14:19
Answer is C say each of them contributed x so initial price p = 3x after 20% discount , they each paid 4 dollars less so 3x12=4/5*P=4/5*3x after solving we get x=20 so they paid for the present after discount=3x12=3*2012=48
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Let the original price of the present be 3X..(considering initial contribution per person as x) 20% discount => 3X  3X/5 = 12X/5
now if everyone of them had to pay $4 less, then total final discounted price will be 3X  12
3X 12 = 12X/5 X= 20
Hence finally after discount the price will be $48 (3*20  12)
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09 Jan 2015, 01:26
Here we go...
Let the prize of the gift = x Discounted prixe = 0.8x
Each one has paid 4 dollars less> total 3*4 = 12
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x  0.8x = 12
x = 60
prize they paid = 0.8 * 60 = 48



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08 Jan 2016, 18:43
oh yeah, that is some bad boy here!!! x12=0.8x 0.2x=12 x=60.
now, 20% discount > 60*0.8=48.
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almost made me think of 60 as the answer choice. ai ai ai!!!



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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Mike, Sarah and David decided to club together to buy a present. Each of them gave equal amount of money. Luckily Sarah negotiated a 20% discount for the present so that each of them paid 4 dollars less. How much did they pay for a present? A. 20 B. 36 C. 48 D. 60 E. 72 Kudos for a correct solution.Note: each of them saved 4 dollar. Total discount = 4*3 = 12. Discount is basically a portion of your selling price that u don't need to pay. Let say selling price was 100 and after discount the price became 80. so, 20 was part of 100. 80% selling price was charged. 12 is 20% of sp. 20% represent 12 1% represents 12 /20 80% represents (12 /20)*80 = 48 The best answer is C.




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