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# Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than $40,  post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message Senior Manager Joined: 08 Aug 2005 Posts: 251 Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than$ 40, [#permalink]

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09 Aug 2006, 03:59
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Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than $40, 1/3 of them higher than$35 are higher than $40. which of the following could be the median price of all items? I 34 II 35 III 36 VP Joined: 29 Dec 2005 Posts: 1341 Re: Price of the items [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Aug 2006, 10:26 It should be I and II however little unclear on red part. getzgetzu wrote: Of the 200 items sold, 16.5% have a price higher than$ 40, 1/3 of them higher than $35 are higher than$40. which of the following could be the median price of all items?

I 34
II 35
III 36

hey buddy, you always post lots of questions at a time and never post OA. by posting OA, you are fulfilling your responsibility as an originator of the question.
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09 Aug 2006, 10:45
Yes... unclear question. 1/3 of what????
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09 Aug 2006, 11:21
ps_dahiya wrote:
Yes... unclear question. 1/3 of what????

but it doesnot matter whether it is of 200 or of 33 (i.e. 16.5% of 200) because the total wont be greater than 100, making the median 35 or <35. so the poosible median(s) is/are 35 and 34..
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09 Aug 2006, 11:47
33 items have price greater than $40. 1/3 of the number of items greater than$35 have price greater than $40. Thus, total number of items with price above$35 is 3*33 i.e. 99