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# On a Saturday night, each of the rooms at a certain motel

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aps_can wrote:
On a Saturday night, each of the rooms at a certain motel was rented for either $40 or$60. If 10 of the rooms that were rented for $60 had instead been rented for$40, then the total rent the motel charged for that night would have been reduced by 25 percent. What was the total rent the motel actually charged for that night ?
(A) $600 (B)$800
(C) $1,000 (D)$1,600
(E) $2,400 My pick is B _________________ Brainless Intern Joined: 19 Jun 2009 Posts: 28 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 1 Re: Aps_can : Please post your questions in a new thread !! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Oct 2009, 20:54 can someone please expalin this answer. thanks. Senior Manager Joined: 18 Aug 2009 Posts: 322 Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 317 [0], given: 13 Re: Aps_can : Please post your questions in a new thread !! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Oct 2009, 21:02 Well, if 10 rooms were charged$40 instead of $60, the total rent saved =$200.
Total rent was reduced by 25% = \$200. So Previous rent was 200*4 = 800.
So B.
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# On a Saturday night, each of the rooms at a certain motel

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